Eat, drink, in memory of your Friend

Eat, drink, in memory of your Friend

Author: Isaac Watts
Published in 39 hymnals

Representative Text

1 "Eat, drink, in mem'ry of your friend,"
Such was our Master's last request;
Who all the pangs of death endured,
that we might live forever blest.

2 Yes, we'll record thy matchless grace,
Thou dearest, tend'rest, best of friends!
Thy dying love the noblest praise
Of long eternity transcends.

3 'Tis pleasure more than earth can give,
Thy goodness through these veils to see:
Thy table food celestial yields;
And happy they who sit with Thee.

4 But oh, what vast, transporting joys
Shall fill our breasts, our tongues inspire,
When, join'd with yon celestial train,
Our grateful souls Thy love admire.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #263

Author: Isaac Watts

Isaac Watts was the son of a schoolmaster, and was born in Southampton, July 17, 1674. He is said to have shown remarkable precocity in childhood, beginning the study of Latin, in his fourth year, and writing respectable verses at the age of seven. At the age of sixteen, he went to London to study in the Academy of the Rev. Thomas Rowe, an Independent minister. In 1698, he became assistant minister of the Independent Church, Berry St., London. In 1702, he became pastor. In 1712, he accepted an invitation to visit Sir Thomas Abney, at his residence of Abney Park, and at Sir Thomas' pressing request, made it his home for the remainder of his life. It was a residence most favourable for his health, and for the prosecution of his literary… Go to person page >

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First Line: Eat, drink, in memory of your Friend
Author: Isaac Watts
Source: Dublin Collection

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (45th ed.) #652

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Social and Private Worship #CLXVIII

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #355

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship #411

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns, for Social and Private Worship (Rev. ed. with supplement) #413

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms for Social and Private Worship (6th ed.) #315

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms, for Social and Private Worship. (11th ed.) #315

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A Selection of Hymns and Psalms: for social and private worship (3rd ed. corr.) #306

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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #263

Family Singing Book. Rev ed. with Supplement #d70

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #332

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Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #462

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Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #678

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #398

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #398

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #557

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #520

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #520

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #520

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #520

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The Book of Worship #160

The Chapel Hymn Book (4th ed.) #d85

The Chapel Hymn Book. 5th ed. #d82

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The Springfield Collection of Hymns for Sacred Worship #408

Universalist Hymn Book #d95

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