Communion of my Saviour's blood

Communion of my Savior's blood

Author: James Montgomery
Published in 2 hymnals

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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

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Communion of my Savior's blood
Title: Communion of my Saviour's blood
Author: James Montgomery
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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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