Communion of my Saviour's blood,
In Him to have my lot and part,
To prove the virtue of that flood
Which burst on Calvary from his heart;
To feed by faith on Christ, my bread,
His body broken on the tree,
To live in Him, my living Head,
Who died, and, rose again for me;
This be my joy and comfort here,
This pledge of future glory mine:
Jesus, in spirit now appear,
And break the bread, and pour the wine.
From Thy dear hand, may I receive
The tokens of Thy dying love,
And, while I feast on earth, believe
That I shall feast with thee above.
Ah! there, though in the lowest place,
Thee at Thy table could I meet,
And see Thee, know Thee, face to face,
For such a moment death were sweet.
What then will their fruition be,
Who meet in heaven with blest accord?
A moment?--No, eternity!
They are for ever with the Lord.
Sacred Poems and Hymns
Communion of my Saviour's blood. J. Montgomery. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in his Christian Psalmist, 1825, No. 511, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled, "The Lord's Supper," and again, without alteration, in his Original Hymns, 1853, No. 130. It is not in extensive use in its original form, but altered, and beginning with stanza ii., as, "To feed on Christ, the living bread," it is given in Kennedy, 1863, in 2 stanzas of 8 lines, the doxology which closes the 2nd stanza not being in the original.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|Sacred Poems and Hymns #130||Communion of my Saviour's blood||Communion of my Saviour's blood||James Montgomery||22.214.171.124||1854|