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For the bread and for the wine

For the bread and for the wine

Author: Horatius Bonar
Published in 12 hymnals

Representative Text

1 For the bread and for the wine,
for the pledge that seals him mine,
for the words of love divine,
we give you thanks, O Lord.

2 For the feast of love and peace,
bidding all our sorrows cease,
foretaste of the kingdom's bliss,
we give you thanks, O Lord.

3 This the bread and this the wine,
yet to faith the solemn sign
of the heavenly and divine!
we give you thanks, O Lord.

4 Till he comes we take the bread,
type of him on whom we feed,
him who lives and once was dead:
we give you thanks, O Lord.

5 Till he comes we take the cup;
as we at his table sup
eye and heart are lifted up:
we give you thanks, O Lord.

6 For that coming here foreshown,
for that day to man unknown,
for the glory and the throne,
we give you thanks, O Lord.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #518

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >



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Together in Song #518

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