471: ONCE more around Thy table, Lordby Miss Catherine Helene von Poseck (1859-1953)
1 ONCE more around Thy table, Lord,
Obedient to Thy parting word,
Our hearts from earthly care set free
Have in Thy death remembered Thee.
2 Thyself Thou gavest, Son of God:
In love to us didst shed Thy blood;
Thyself Thou gavest to fulfil
The Father's own eternal will.
3 Thyself Thou gavest: may that word
Rest with us now in parting, Lord,
And lead us in devotion meet
To lay our lives at Thy blest feet.
4 Thyself Thou gavest, Lord: and we
Would wholly give ourselves to Thee,
In simple faith and fervent love
To serve Thee till we meet above.
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