'Twas on that dark, that doleful nightAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 332 hymnals
1 'Twas on that dark, that doleful night
When pow'rs of earth and hell arose
Against the Son, our God's delight,
And friends betrayed him to his foes.
2 Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread and blessed and broke.
What love through all his actions ran!
What wondrous words of grace he spoke!
3 "This is my body, slain for sin;
Receive and eat the living food."
Then took the cup and blessed the wine:
"'Tis the new cov'nant in my blood."
4 "Do this," he said, "till time shall end,
In mem'ry of your dying friend;
Meet at my table and record
The love of your departed Lord."
5 Jesus, your feast we celebrate;
We show your death; we sing your name
Till you return and we shall eat
The marriage supper of the Lamb.
Source: Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #136
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|Instances (2)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #136||Twas on that dark, that doleful night||Twas on that Dark, that Doleful Night||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||John B. Dykes, 1823-76||220.127.116.11||ST. CROSS||d minor or modal||1993|
|The New Century Hymnal #225||It was a sad and solemn night||It Was a Sad and Solemn Night||Isaac Watts||Freeman Lewis; Louise McAllister, 1913-160||18.104.22.168||Mark 14:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26||BOURBON||f minor||1995|