We hail thy Presence glorious

We hail thy Presence glorious

Author: R. G. Parsons
Tune: OFFERTORIUM
Communion Songs
Published in 7 hymnals

Full Text

1 We hail thy presence glorious,
O Christ our great high priest,
O'er sin and death victorious,
At thy thanksgiving feast:
As thou art interceding
For us in heaven above,
Thy Church on earth is pleading
Thy perfect work of love.

2 Through thee in every nation
Thine own their hearts upraise,
Offering one pure oblation,
One sacrifice of praise:
With thee in blest communion
The living and the dead
Are joined in closest union,
One body with one head.

3 O living Bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
Who thine own self hast given
To be our souls' true food;
For us thy body broken
Hung on the cross of shame:
This bread its hallowed token,
We break in thy dear name.

4 O stream of love unending,
Poured from the one true vine,
With our weak nature blending
The strength of life divine;
Our thankful faith confessing
In thy life-blood outpoured,
We drink this cup of blessing
And praise thy name, O Lord.

Source: The New English Hymnal #310

Author: R. G. Parsons

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Text Information

First Line: We hail thy Presence glorious
Author: R. G. Parsons
Meter: 7.6.7.6 D
Language: English
Copyright: Cannot trace copyright owner
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs

Tune

OFFERTORIUM

OFFERTORIUM is adapted from the offertorium of a choral Mass by Johann Michael Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1737; d. Salzburg, Austria, 1806). It first was treated as a hymn tune in the 1916 supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern with William Cowper's "Sometimes a Light Surprises." This music suggests…

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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #729
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #266
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #796
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #531
The New English Hymnal #310TextPage Scan
Include 2 pre-1979 instances



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