1 It happened on that fateful night
When powers of earth and hell arose
Against the Son, our God's delight,
And friends betrayed him to his foes.
2 Before the bitter scene began,
He took the bread, and blest and broke.
What love through all his actions ran!
What wondrous words of love he spoke!
3 ""My body, broken for your sin,
Receive and eat as living food.""
He took the cup and blest the wine:
""Share this new testament, my blood.""
4 ""Do this, "" he said, ""till time shall end,
Remembering your dying friend;
Meet at my table and record
The full obedience of your Lord.""
5 O Lord, your feast we celebrate;
We show your death; we sing your name
till you return, when we shall eat
The marriage supper of the Lamb.