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Josiah Conder (1789-1855) was an English journalist, an abolitionist, and a Congregationalist hymn writer.


‘Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee:

Bread of Heaven, On Thee We Feed:


Posted September 4, 2011 by neatnik2009 in Sources Co

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An Anglican High Altar

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Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1940, of The Episcopal Church

Words by Josiah Conder (1789-1855), in 1824


1.  Bread of heaven, on thee we feed,

For thy flesh is meat indeed;

Ever may our souls be fed

With this true and living Bread;

Day by day with strength supplied,

Through the life of him who died.

2.  Vine of heaven, thy supplied supplies

This blest cup of sacrifice;

Lord, thy wounds our healing give,

To thy cross we look and live:

Jesus, may we ever be

Grafted, rooted, built in thee.

‘Tis Not That I Did Choose Thee, by Josiah Conder   2 comments

Both images are of Bristol Cathedral in England.

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Hymn Source = The Presbyterian Hymnal (1927), of the Presbyterian Church in the United States


1.  ‘Tis not that I did choose Thee,

For, Lord, that could not be;

This heart would still refuse Thee,

But Thou hast chosen me;

Thou from the sin that stained me,

Hast cleansed and set me free,

Of old Thou has ordained me,

That I should live to Thee.

2. ‘Twas sovereign mercy called me,

And taught my op’ning mind;

The world had else entralled me,

To heavn’ly glories blind;

My heart owns none before Thee,

For Thy rich grace I thirst;

This knowing, if I love Thee,

Thou must have loved me first.