Sweet sacrament divine

Sweet sacrament divine

Author: Francis Stanfield
Published in 15 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Full Text

1 Sweet Sacrament divine,
hid in thine earthly home,
lo, round thy lowly shrine,
with suppliant hearts we come;
Jesus, to thee our voice we raise
in songs of love and heartfelt praise:
sweet Sacrament divine.

2 Sweet Sacrament of peace,
dear home for every heart,
where restless yearnings cease
and sorrows all depart;
there in thine ear all trustfully
we tell our tale of misery:
sweet Sacrament of peace.

3 Sweet Sacrament of rest,
ark from the ocean's roar,
within thy shelter blest
soon may we reach the shore;
save us, for still the tempest raves,
save, lest we sink beneath the waves:
sweet Sacrament ofrest.

4 Sweet Sacrament divine,
earth's light and jubilee,
in thy far depths doth shine
thy Godhead's majesty;
sweet light, so shine on us, we pray,
that earthly joys may fade away:
sweet Sacrament divine.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #464

Author: Francis Stanfield

Stanfield, Francis, s. of Clarkson Stanfield the artist, was b. in London Nov. 5, 1836, and educated at St. Edmund's College, near Ware. Since his ordination he has principally been engaged in conducting missions and retreats, but he was for some time stationed at Hertford, and has been lately priest in charge at Old Hall Green, Herts. A collected edition of his hymns is being issued by the Benedictine Fathers at Ramsgate. They include:— i. From his Catholic Hymns, pt. i. 1858, ii. 1860:— 1. All hail, bright feast of jubilation. All Saints. 2. All ye who love your fatherland. Prayer for England. 3. Drear is the nightfall. B. V. M. 4. Hail, Virgin Queen of May's bright gladdening hours. May. 5. Hear thy children,… Go to person page >

Text Information



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #464Text
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #324Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #635
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #684
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #463
Small Church Music #1589Audio
The New English Hymnal #307
Include 8 pre-1979 instances