Partaking of the Lord's Supper

Jesus, we thus obey

Author: Charles Wesley
Communion Songs
Published in 102 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Jesus, we thus obey
your last and kindest word;
here, in your own appointed way,
we come to meet you, Lord.

2 Our hearts we open wide,
to make the Saviour room;
for now the Lamb, the crucified,
the sinners' friend has come.

3 Your presence makes the feast;
now let our spirits feel
the glory not to be expressed,
the joy unspeakable.

4 With high and heavenly bliss
you now our spirits cheer;
your house of banqueting is this,
and you have brought us here.

5 Now let our souls be fed
with manna from above,
and over us your banner spread
of everlasting love.

Source: Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #508

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >



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Common Praise #307a

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Common Praise #307b

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #477

Hymns and Psalms #614

Singing the Faith #590


Together in Song #508

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