As the disciples, when thy Son had left them
As the disciples, when thy Son had left them. Percy Dearmer* (1867-1936).
Dearmer modestly described this hymn as ‘an attempt to express the religion of the Eucharist in its historical setting; and also to provide a new musical form for a Communion hymn’ (Songs of Praise Discussed, 1933, p. 153). It was written for SofPE in a double Sapphic metre, 11 11. 11 5 D, and set to two French church melodies, one from Rouen and one from Bayeux:
As the disciples, when thy Son had left them, Met in a love-feast, joyfully conversing,All the stored memory of the Lord’s last supper Fondly rehearsing;So may we here, who gather now in friendship, Seek for the spirit of...
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