Maundy Thursday


Come risen Lord, and deign to be our guest;

Nay, let us be thy guests; the feast is thine;

Thyself at thine own board make manifest

In this our Sacrament of Bread and Wine.


We meet, as in that upper room they met;

Thou at the table, blessing, yet doest stand:

"This is my body"; so thou givest yet:

Faith still receives the cup as from thy hand.


One body we, one Body who partake,

One Church united in communion blest;

One name we bear, one Bread of life we break,

With all thy saints on earth and saints at rest.


One with each other, Lord, for one in thee,

Who art one Saviour and one living Head;

Then open thou our eyes, that we may see;

Be known to us in breaking of the Bread.

Amen.


The Hymnal, according to the use of the Anglican Catholic Church in the United States of America, 1940.

Authors Note: I do not own the lyrics nor the hymnal which they came from. This is written for this Maundy Thursday service, this is one of the hymns that was sung tonight. I'm proud to share it here, with you all.