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Thou, Who at Thy First Eucharist Didst Pray   1 comment

Above:  Holy Eucharist at The Episcopal Church’s 2012 General Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/DioceseOfAtlantaGeneralConvention2012#5763884185994389554)

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1982, of The Episcopal Church

Words by William Harry Turton (1856-1938)

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1.  Thou, who at thy first Eucharist didst pray

that all thy Church might be forever 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 cease;

draw us the nearer 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.  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 blessed still, in peace and love to be

one with the Trinity in Unity.