"'Twas on That Dark, That Doleful Night"
                           by Isaac Watts, 1674-1748
                                  Text From:
                      THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.129



        1. 'Twas on that dark, that doleful night
        When powers of earth and hell arose
        Against the Son of God's delight
        And friends betrayed Him to His foes.
        
        2. Before the mournful scene began,
        He took the bread and blessed and brake.
        What love through all His actions ran!
        What wondrous words of grace He spake!
        
        3. "This Is My body, broke for sin;
        Receive and eat the living food";
        Then took the cup and blessed the wine:
        "'Tis the new covenant in My blood."
        
        4. "Do this," He said, "till time shall end,
        In memory of your dying Friend.
        Meet at My table and record
        The love of your departed Lord."
        
        5. Jesus, Thy feast we celebrate;
        We show Thy death, we sing Thy name,
        Till Thou return and we shall eat
        The marriage supper of the Lamb.

        
Notes: Hymn #164 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: I Cor. 11:23ff. Author: Isaac Watts, 1709, ab. Composer: John B. Dykes, 1861 Tune: “St. Cross”
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