A Communion Hymn

This Sunday morning we will be celebrating the Lord’s Table.  Sometimes when we celebrate the Lord’s Table we sing Horatius Bonar’s great hymn “Here, O My Lord, I See Thee face to face.”  This is a hymn that brings us into one of the central mysteries of our Christian faith.  This is the gospel call upon our lives to abide in Christ.  As the Apostle Paul writes to the Colossians, “To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” Colossians 1:27.

                Here are the words of that glorious hymn.

                                                “Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;

                                                Here would I touch and handle things unseen,

                                                Here grasp with firmer hand th’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.

                                                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.”