We hail thy Presence glorious

We hail thy Presence glorious

Author: R. G. Parsons
Communion Songs
Published in 8 hymnals

Representative Text

1 We hail thy presence glorious,
O Christ our great High Priest,
o'er sin and death victorious,
at thy thanksgiving feast:
as thou art interceding
for us in heaven above,
thy church on earth is pleading
thy perfect work of love.

2 Through thee in every nation
thine own their hearts upraise,
offering one pure oblation,
one sacrifice of praise:
with thee in blest communion
the living and the dead
are joined in closest union,
one Body and one Head.

3 O living bread from heaven,
Jesu, our Saviour good,
who thine own self hast given
to be our souls' true food;
for us thy body broken
hung on the cross of shame:
this bread its hallowed token,
we break in thy dear name.

*4 O stream of love unending,
poured from the one true vine,
with our weak nature blending
the strength of life divine;
our thankful faith confessing
in thy life-blood outpoured,
we drink this cup of blessing
and praise thy name, O Lord.

5 May we thy word believing,
thee through thy gifts receive,
that, thou within us living,
we all to God may live;
draw us from earth to heaven
till sin and sorrow cease,
forgiving and forgiven,
in love and joy and peace.

Source: CPWI Hymnal #626

Author: R. G. Parsons

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First Line: We hail thy Presence glorious
Author: R. G. Parsons
Meter: D
Language: English
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Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



OFFERTORIUM is adapted from the offertorium of a choral Mass by Johann Michael Haydn (b. Rohrau, Austria, 1737; d. Salzburg, Austria, 1806). It first was treated as a hymn tune in the 1916 supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern with William Cowper's "Sometimes a Light Surprises." This music suggests…

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #796

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #714

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CPWI Hymnal #626

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #266

Hymns Old and New #531

The New English Hymnal #310

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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