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Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray

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1 O thou, who at thy Eucharist didst pray
that all thy church might be for ever one,
grant us at every Eucharist to say
with longing heart and soul, 'Thy will be done':
O may we all one bread, one body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

2 For all thy church, O Lord, we intercede;
make thou our sad divisions soon to cease;
draw us the nearer each to each, we plead,
by drawing all to thee, O Prince of Peace:
thus may we all one bread, one body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

3 We pray thee too for wanderers from thy fold;
O bring them back, good Shepherd of the sheep,
back to the faith which saints believed of old,
back to the church which still that faith doth keep:
soon may we all one bread, one body be,
through this blest sacrament of unity.

4 So, Lord, at length when sacraments shall cease,
may we be one with all thy church above,
one with thy saints in one unbroken peace,
one with thy saints in one unbounded love:
more blessèd still, in peace and love to be
one with the Trinity in Unity.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #460

Author: W. H. Turton

Turton, W. H., a Lieut. in the Royal Engineers, has published A Few Hymns written by A Layman between the Festivals of All Saints, 1880 and 1881. This contains 12 hymns. The Second Series, "written between the Festivals of All Saints, 1881 and 1882," also contains 12 hymns, and the Third Series, 1882-1883, another 12. These hymns are worthy of attention. Those which have passed into common use include;— 1. And now our Eucharist is o'er (1881-1882). Holy Communion. 2. 0 Thou who at Thy Eucharist didst pray. For Unity. "This hymn was used at S. Mary Magdalene's, Munster Square, N. W., in the Anniversary Service of the English Church Union, June 22,1881. It is intended to be sung after the ‘Agnus Dei,' at a choral celebration.… Go to person page >



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Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #460TextFlexscore
Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #579
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #438
Church Hymnary (4th ed.) #669TextPage Scan
Common Praise (1998) #57TextFlexscore
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #318Page Scan
Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #540TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive #852TextFlexscorePage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #840Page Scan
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #315TextFlexscorePage Scan
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #265
Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #779
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #420
Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #391
Sing Glory: Hymns, Psalms and Songs for a New Century #476
Singing the New Testament #98Text
The Cyber Hymnal #6996TextScoreAudio
The New English Hymnal #302TextPage Scan
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #521
Worship (3rd ed.) #733TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #954
Include 42 pre-1979 instances
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