For the bread and for the wine

For the bread and for the wine

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 For the bread and for the wine,
For the pledge that seals Him mine;
For the words of love divine,
We give Thee thanks, O Lord.

2 For the feast of love and peace,
Bidding all our sorrows cease,
Earnest of the Kingdom's bliss,
We give Thee thanks, O Lord.

3 For the words that turn our eye
To the Cross of Calvary,
Bidding us in faith draw nigh,
We give Thee thanks, O Lord.

4 Till He come, we take the bread,
Type of Him on Whom we feed,
Him Who liveth and was dead;
We give Thee thanks, O Lord.

5 Till He come, we take the cup;
As we at His table sup,
Eye and heart are lifted up,
We give Thee thanks, O Lord.

Source: Offices of Worship and Hymns: with tunes, 3rd ed., revised and enlarged #24

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

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