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Many centuries have fled

Many centuries have fled

Author: Josiah Conder
Tune: GLASTONBURY
Published in 35 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Many centuries have fled
Since our Saviour broke the bread,
And this sacred feast ordained,
Ever by his church retained:
Those his body who discern,
Thus shall meet till his return.

2 Through the church's long eclipse,
When, from priest or pastor's lips,
Truth divine was never heard--
'Mid the famine of the word,
Still these symbols witness gave
To his love who died to save.

3 All who bear the Saviour's name,
Here their common faith proclaim;
Though diverse in tongue and rite,
Here, one body we unite;
Breaking thus one mystic bread,
Members of one common bread.

4 Come, the blessed emblems share,
Which the Saviour's death declare;
Come, on truth immortal feed;
For his flesh is meat indeed:
Saviour! witness with the sign,
That our ransomed souls are thine.

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #492

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)

Chapel Hymns #d339

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Church Harmonies #734

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Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #667

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d448

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #844

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #844

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d394

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H555

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #803

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad672

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1088

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1088

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1088

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1088

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1133

The Advent Christian Hymnal #d518

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #919

The Book of Praise #d465

The Church Hymn Book #d316

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The Church Praise Book #507

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The College Hymnal #253

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The Congregational Hymn Book #766

The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d438

The Gospel Praise Book #d269

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The Gospel Psalmist #546

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The New Laudes Domini #1082

The Saints' Harp #d542

The Service of Praise #d190

The Southern Psalmist #d506

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d529

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The Voice of Praise #492

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