Communion of my Saviour's blood

Communion of my Savior's blood

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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Communion of my Saviour's blood,
In Him to have my lot and part,
To prove the virtue of that flood
Which burst on Calvary from his heart;

To feed by faith on Christ, my bread,
His body broken on the tree,
To live in Him, my living Head,
Who died, and, rose again for me;

This be my joy and comfort here,
This pledge of future glory mine:
Jesus, in spirit now appear,
And break the bread, and pour the wine.

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From Thy dear hand, may I receive
The tokens of Thy dying love,
And, while I feast on earth, believe
That I shall feast with thee above.

Ah! there, though in the lowest place,
Thee at Thy table could I meet,
And see Thee, know Thee, face to face,
For such a moment death were sweet.

What then will their fruition be,
Who meet in heaven with blest accord?
A moment?--No, eternity!
They are for ever with the Lord.

Sacred Poems and Hymns

Author: James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

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First Line: Communion of my Savior's blood
Title: Communion of my Saviour's blood
Author: James Montgomery
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

Notes

Communion of my Saviour's blood. J. Montgomery. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 511, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Lord's Supper," and again, without alteration, in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 130. It is not in extensive use in its original form, but altered, and beginning with stanza ii., as, "To feed on Christ, the living bread," it is given in Kennedy, 1863, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, the doxology which closes the 2nd stanza not being in the original.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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