We bless Thee, Lord, that Thou hast spread

We bless Thee, Lord, that Thou hast spread

Author: John Brownlie
Published in 2 hymnals

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We bless Thee, Lord, that Thou hast spread
A table for Thy people here;
Where we may taste the Living Bread,
And feel Thy blessed presence near.

Here, where Thy people meet, Thou art;
We hear Thy voice in accents sweet;
Thy blood is wine to fainting heart,
Thy flesh to hungry spirits meat.

Oh, help us, Lord, to feast with joy
Upon the bounties of Thy grace;
Here may no anxious thoughts annoy,
Here may we see Thy loving face.

O Christ, who, in Thy love untold,
Didst give Thyself to death for man,
Here at Thy table, Lord, unfold
The beauty of Redemption's plan.

Oh, send Thy Spirit to our aid--
That Spirit promised long ago,
When first the solemn feast was laid,
Even in the valley of Thy woe.

And let Him bring sweet comfort near,
And when we see the thorn-decked brow,
We may remember He who died
Is crowned with life immortal now.

Author: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: We bless Thee, Lord, that Thou hast spread
Author: John Brownlie
Language: English



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