Young Christian's first lesson-book/Lesson Eighteen

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LESSON XVIII.

On the Nature and Deſign of the Lord's Supper.

THE mem'ry of Chriſt's death is ſweet,
When Saints around his table meet,
And break the bread and pour the wine,
Obedient to his word divine.

As they the bread and cup receive,
So while on Chriſt their ſouls believe,
They eat his fleſh, they drink his blood:
Cordial divine, and heavenly food!
Their cov'nant thus with God renew,
And love to ev'ry Chriſtien ſhew.

Well may their ſouls rejoice and thrive:
Oh! may the bleſſed hour arrive;
When ripe in knowledge, and in grace,
I at thy board may find a place!
And now what there his people do
I would at humble diſtance view;
Would look to Chriſt with grateful heart.
And in their pleaſures take my part;
Reſolv'd, while ſuch a light I ſee,
To live to him who dy'd for me.


This work was published before January 1, 1925, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.