When we approach The Lord's Table we come with Confession of Sin, using modern prayers or traditional words such as: "Almighty God, Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Maker of all things, Judge of all men; We acknowledge and confess our manifold sins, Which we, from time to time, have committed, By thought, word, and deed, Against Thy Divine Majesty. We do earnestly repent, And are heartily sorry for these our misdoings; The remembrance of them is grievous unto us. Have mercy upon us most merciful Father; For Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ's sake. Forgive us all that is past; And grant that we may hereafter Serve and please Thee In newness of life. To the honour and glory of Thy Name; Through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. " --The Hymnary, #772

Thus we approach
The Lord's Table

heavenly table spread for me

singing some of the newer selections, or possibly the old one that was familiar:

Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;
Here would I touch and handle things unseen,
Here grasp with firmer hand the eternal grace,
And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

Here would I feed upon the bread of God,
Here drink with Thee the royal wine of heaven;
Here would I lay aside each earthly load,
Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

This is the hour of banquet and of song;
This is the heavenly table spread for me;
Here let me feast, and feasting, still prolong
The brief bright hour of fellowship with Thee.

to soon we rise

Too soon we rise; the symbols disappear;
The feast, though not the love, is past and gone;
The bread and wine remove, but Thou art here,
Nearer than ever; still my Shield and Sun.

I have no help but Thine, nor do I need
Another arm save Thine to lean upon;
It is enough, my Lord, enough indeed;
My strength is in Thy might, Thy might alone.

Mine is the sin, but Thine the righteousness;
Mine is the guilt, but Thine the cleansing blood;
Here is my robe, my refuge, and my peace, --
Thy blood, Thy righteousness, O Lord my God.

Feast after feast thus comes and passes by,
Yet, passing, points to the glad feast above,
Giving sweet foretaste of the festal joy,
The Lamb's great bridal feast of bliss and love. Amen.

This Do In Remembrance Of Me

Jesus said: "This Do In Remembrance Of Me".

Eucharist, Holy Communion, The Lord's Supper

I Cor. 11:26
As often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the death of the Lord, until He comes.

Marriage Feast of the Lamb

Rev. 19:7-9
Let us rejoice and be glad! Let us give Him the glory! For the time has come for the wedding of the Lamb, and His Bride has prepared herself -- fine linen, bright and clean has been given her to wear. ("Fine linen" means the righteous deeds of God's people.) The angel said "Write: 'How blessed are those who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb!" Then he said, "These are God's very words."

"Here, O My Lord"
Words: Ho­ra­ti­us Bo­nar. 1855. Bo­­nar wrote this hymn at the re­quest of his bro­ther, Dr. John James Bo­nar. Its first pub­lic ap­pear­ance was in Oc­to­ber 1855 in the au­thor’s church. La­ter that year, St. An­drew’s Free Church in Green­ock, Scotl­and, is­sued it in pamph­let form.

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