1 ’Twas on that dark, that doleful night
When pow'rs of earth and hell arose
Against the Son of God’s delight
And friends betrayed Him to His foes.
2 Before the mournful scene began,
He took the bread and blessed and brake.
What love thro' all His actions ran!
What wondrous words of grace He spake!
3 "This is My body, broke 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, Thy feast we celebrate;
We show Thy death, we sing Thy name,
Till Thou return and we shall eat
The marriage supper of the Lamb.
|First Line:||'Twas on that dark, that doleful night|
|Title:||'Twas on That Dark, That Doleful Night|
|Author:||Isaac Watts (1709, alt.)|
|Topic:||The Church Year: Maundy Thursday|