Many centuries have fled

Many centuries have fled

Author: Josiah Conder
Tune: GLASTONBURY
Published in 35 hymnals

Full 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 >

Text Information

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 35 of 35)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chapel Hymns #d339
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #734Page Scan
Congregational Hymn and Tune Book; containing the Psalms and Hymns of the General Association of Connecticut, adapted to Suitable Tunes #1034
Hymn-Book of the Evangelical Association #667Page Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d448
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #844Page Scan
Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #844Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #919Page Scan
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d394
Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H555Page Scan
Songs for Social and Public Worship #803Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad672
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1088Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #1088Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #1088Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1088Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1088Page Scan
Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1133Page Scan
The Advent Christian Hymnal #d518
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #919Page Scan
The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d465
The Church Hymn Book #d316
The Church Praise Book: a selection of hymns and tunes for Christian worship #507Page Scan
The College Hymnal: for divine service at Yale College in the Battell Chapel #253Page Scan
The Congregational Hymn Book: for the service of the sanctuary #766Page Scan
The Evangelical Hymn and Tune Book #d438
The Gospel Praise Book #d269
The Gospel Psalmist #546Page Scan
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #138 S
The New Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in Baptist churches #1082Page Scan
The Saints' Harp #d542
The Service of Praise #d190
The Southern Psalmist #d506
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d529
The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #492TextPage Scan
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements