Communion Closeness

Tune: Albano

('Once, only once, and once for all')


1. Since you invite us, come to feast

From greatest unto least

At your Communion table spread

You there, the living bread


2. And too wine poured, your life you gave

Each sinner for to save

These simple gifts, rich treasure-store

Sustain us evermore


3. Bread for your body, broken here

We feel your presence near

Wine for your blood, for us outpoured

Your name be e'er adored


4. We cannot earn, cannot obtain

Life, our own efforts vain

But you life give us in your Son

He the redeeming one


5. Come sanctify me, me forgive

And I through you shall live

Shall reverently partake sure

You are our heart's-ease cure


6. I come to share with Christ's people

He meets with one and all

None else has died for me, nor could

Do so, e'en if they would


7. For you only the sinless one

Jesus the Father's Son

Gave up yourself, an offering

To you we humbly sing


8. Eat and drink in remembrance

Of Christ's death, it do sense

With prepared heart, mind, meet your Lord

He the life giving Word




  • Lawless

    Well done hymnster!

    • orchidee

      Thanks J.

    • FredPeyer

      Great writing again, and again, and again, orchidee!

    • myself and me

      A great Communion .

    • Santita

      Yes, you are the hymnster, Orchi.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good write, may the bread and the wine purify us all.

    • orchidee

      Thanks all.

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