262. In love still faithful to the end

1 In love still faithful to the end,
The Lord approved Himself our Friend,
And granted in His last bequest,
That which through faith gives peace and rest.

2 The night in which He was betrayed,
He blessed the bread and cup, and said,
Eat, drink, and named the given good:
'This is My Body and My Blood.'

3 Israel's Paschal-feast had long
Kept waiting hope in Israel strong,
The Lamb of God now gave, instead,
Himself as heavenly drink and bread.

4 Keep ye this feast confessing Me,
Whose death alone could make you free,
Your souls and bodies, dearly bought,
Yield not to sin: forget Me not!

5 O may we ne'er unworthy prove
Of Jesus' all-enduring love!
Nor doubt the Master's work and Word,
And thus reject Him as the Lord.

6 His body, once as ransom given,
Is proffered her as pledge of heaven;
His blood, shed for us on the tree,
Here cleanses from iniquity.

7 Lord help our faith to grasp the Word,
That we in grace may near Thy board;
And here discern what Thou dost give,
Partake of life and ever live!

Text Information
First Line: In love still faithful to the end
Author: Rev. Emanuel Cronenwett, D. D. (1880)
Meter: L. M. No. 1
Language: English
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Catechism: Holy Communion
Notes: Alternate Tune: FEDERAL STREET, #231
Tune Information
Composer: Henry Kemble Oliver (1839)
Meter: L. M. No. 1
Key: G Major

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