1. O God, th'Eternal Father,Who dwells amid the sky,In Jesus' name we ask theeTo bless and sanctify,If we are pure before thee,This bread and cup of wine,That we may all rememberThat offering divine--
2. That sacred, holy off'ring,By man least understood,To have our sins remittedAnd take his flesh and blood,That we may ever witnessThe suff'ring of thy Son,And always have his SpiritTo make our hearts as one.
3. When Jesus, the Anointed,Descended from aboveAnd gave himself a ransomTo win our souls with love--With no apparent beauty,That man should him desire--He was the promised Savior,To purify with fire.
4. How infinite that wisdom,The plan of holiness,That made salvation perfectAnd veiled the Lord in flesh,To walk upon his footstoolAnd be like man, almost,In his exalted station,And die, or all was lost.
Text: William W. Phelps, 1792-1872. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.Music: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
- Hymn Number
- Felix Mendelssohn, 1809-1847
- William W. Phelps, 1792-1872. Included in the first LDS hymnbook, 1835.
- Doctrine and Covenants 20:77, 79, Isaiah 53:2-5
- 7 6 7 6 D
- God the Father, Sacrament, Worthiness