In memory of the Savior’s love,
we keep the sacred feast;
where every humble, contrite heart
is made a welcome guest.
One fold, one faith, one hope, one Lord,
One God alone we know;
Brethren we are; let every heart
With kind affections glow.
By faith we take the bread of life
With which our souls are fed,
the cup in token of his blood
that was for sinners shed.
In faith and memory thus we sing
the wonders of his love,
and thus look forth in faith to share
In that great feast above.
Thomas Cotterill, 1805
Read Mark 14:22-26
(For all the hymns written about Jesus, precious few recount the Last Supper. Jesus did not request statues be erected in His honor nor did He commission paintings that depict His life. He didn’t ask that His words and deeds be recorded. He did, however, ask that we take the bread and the wine. The body and the blood. Connecting the Passover and the Kingdom. Looking inward, upward, backward and forward. In memory of the Savior’s love.)