In Memory of the Savior's Love

Representative Text

1 In memory of the Savior's love,
we keep the sacred feast,
where every humble, contrite heart
is made a welcome guest.

2 By faith we take the bread of life
by which our souls are fed,
the cup in token of his blood
that was for sinners shed.

3 In faith and memory here we sing
the wonders of his love,
and thus anticipate by faith
the heavenly feast above.


Source: Chalice Hymnal #405

Author: Thomas Cotterill

Thomas Cotterill (b. Cannock, Staffordshire, England, 1779; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1823) studied at St. John's College, Cambridge, England, and became an Anglican clergyman. A central figure in the dispute about the propriety of singing hymns, Cotterill published a popular collection of hymns (including many of his own as well as alterations of other hymns), Selection of Psalms and Hymns in 1810. But when he tried to introduce a later edition of this book in Sheffield in 1819, his congregation protested. Many believed strongly that the Church of England should maintain its tradition of exclusive psalm singing. In a church court the Archbishop of York and Cotterill reached a compromise: the later edition of Selection was withdrawn… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In memory of the Savior's love
Title: In Memory of the Savior's Love
Author: Thomas Cotterill
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. PETER (Reinagle)

Composed by Alexander R. Reinagle (b. Brighton, Sussex, England, 1799; d. Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England, 1877), ST. PETER was published as a setting for Psalm 118 in Reinagle's Psalm Tunes for the Voice and Pianoforte (c. 1836). The tune first appeared with Newton's text in Hymns Ancient and Mode…

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The Cyber Hymnal #2942
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Chalice Hymnal #405

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Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #412

Hymns of the Saints #330

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The Cyber Hymnal #2942

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