SATB and Optional Organ or Piano. Six short and delicious anthems for singing during communion.
Blessing to God, Forever Blest
Blessing to God, forever blest, To God the Master of the feast
Who hath for us a table spread, And with his daily bounties fed;
May he with all his gifts impart
The crown of all a thankful heart.
Father of Mercies
Father of Mercies, by whose Love abounding,
All we thy Creatures are sustained and fed;
May we while here on Earth thy praises sounding,
Up to thy Heav'nly courts in joy be led.
Forth in Thy Name
Forth in thy Name, O Lord, I go, my daily labor to pursue;
Thee, only thee resolved to know in all I think or speak or do. Amen.
Lord for These
Lord for these and all thy mercies, Heartfelt thanks our lips outpour.
Day by day on us thou sendest, Blessings from thy countless store.
Thine be all the praise and glory Thine both now and ever more.
Lord, May We Bless Thee
Lord, may we bless thee for these gifts of love;
Our food today, nor deem the gift is small;
And seek the bread that cometh from above,
The life-stay of the soul, the best of all.
O Thou, Before the World Began
O Thou, before the world began, Ordained a sacrifice for man,
And by th’eternal Spirit made An Off'ring for the sinner’s stead;
Our everlasting Priest art Thou, Pleading Thy death for sinners now.
Thy off‘ring still continues new Before the righteous Father’s view;
Thyself the Lamb forever slain, Thy priesthood doth unchanged remain;
Thy years, O God, can never fail, Nor Thy blest work within the veil.
O that our faith may never move, But stand unshaken as Thy love!
Sure evidence of things unseen, Now let it pass the years between,
And view Thee bleeding on the tree, My Lord, my God, Who dies for me.