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Lord of our highest love

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1 Lord of our highest love!
Let now your peace be given;
fix all our thoughts on things above,
our hearts on thee in heaven.

2 Then dearest Christ, draw near,
while we your table spread;
and crown the feast with heavenly cheer,
yourself the living bread.

3 And when the loaf we break,
your own rich blessing give,
may all with loving hearts partake
and all new strength receive.

4 Dear Christ! what memories crowd
around the sacred cup!
The upper room! Gethsemane!
Your foes! Your lifting up!

5 O scenes of suffering love,
enough our souls to win—-
enough to melt our hearts and prove
the antidote of sin.

Source: Chalice Hymnal #390

Author: G. Y. Tickle

Tickle, Gilbert Young. (1819--1888). Disciples of Christ. Author, poet, editor for the Churches of Christ in England. --Jean E. Garriott, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord of our highest love
Author: G. Y. Tickle
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Chalice Hymnal #390

Great Songs of the Church (Revised) #379

Hymns and Psalms #618

Praise for the Lord (Expanded Edition) #412


The Cyber Hymnal #3713

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