'Twas on that dark, that doleful nightAuthor: Isaac Watts
Published in 342 hymnals
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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 (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #136||Twas on that Dark, that Doleful Night||Twas on that dark, that doleful night||ST. CROSS||Isaac Watts, 1674-1748||LM||1993||Maundy Thursday ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6869||'Twas on That Dark, That Doleful Night||'Twas on that dark, that doleful night||ST. CROSS||Isaac Watts||LM||<cite>Hymns and Spiritual Songs</cite>, 1707-9|
|The Harmonia Sacra: a compilation of genuine church music : comprising a great variety of metres, harmonized for four voices : together with a copious explication of the principles ...(25th ed.) #57B||SOLEMNITY||’Twas on that dark, that doleful night||SOLEMNITY||L.M.||1993|
|The New Century Hymnal #225||It Was a Sad and Solemn Night||It was a sad and solemn night||BOURBON||Isaac Watts||L.M.||Mark 14:22-25; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26||1995||Holy Communion | ; Holy Week | ; Maundy Thursday | ; Year A | Wednesday in Holy Week; Year A | Holy Thursday; Year B | Wednesday in Holy Week; Year B | Holy Thursday; Year C | Wednesday in Holy Week; Year C | Holy Thursday|