434b. Christ bids us break the bread

1 Christ bids us break the bread
and share the cup he gave,
in token of the blood he shed
for those he died to save.

2 It was for us he came,
to bear, by human birth,
a crown of thorn, a cross of shame,
for every child of earth.

3 The Saviour crucified
in glory rose again:
we here remember him who died,
ascended now to reign.

4 Our hearts his word obey,
in thankfulness and love:
we feed on Christ by faith today
and feast with him above.

5 O Christ, once lifted up
that we might be forgiven,
we take the bread and drink the cup
and share the life of heaven.

Text Information
First Line: Christ bids us break the bread
Author: Timothy Dudley-Smith (b. 1926)
Meter: SM
Publication Date: 2013
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Church Year: Good Friday; Church Year: Easter (5 more...)
Copyright: © Timothy Dudley-Smith in Europe and Africa; © Hope Publishing Company for the United States of America and the rest of world. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press. All rights reserved.
Tune Information
Adapter: William Henry Havergal (1793-1870)
Meter: SM
Key: D Major
Source: J.B. König's Harmonischer Lieder-Schatz, Frankfurt, 1738

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