'Twas on That Night When Doomed to Know

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Lyrics from A Collection of Sacred Hymns, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1841

Hymn 189
1. 'Twas on that night when doomed to know
The eager rage of ev'ry foe,
That night in which he was betrayed,
The Savior of the world took bread;

2. And, after thanks and glory giv'n,
To him that rules in earth and heav'n,
That symbol of his flesh he broke,
And thus to all his foll'wers spoke:

3. "My broken body thus I give
"For you, my friends; take, eat, and live,
"And oft the sacred feast renew
"That brings my wond'rous love to view."

4. Then in his hands the cup he raised,
And God anew he thanked and praised;
While kindness in his bosom glowed,
And from his lips salvation flowed.

5. "My blood I thus pour forth," he cries,
"To cleanse the soul in sin that lies;
In this the covenant is sealed,
And heav'n's eternal grace revealed.

6. This cup is fraught with love to men;
Let all partake who love my name;
Through latest ages let it pour
In mem'ry of my dying hour."