Christ is the heavenly food that gives

Christ is the heavenly food that gives. Timothy Rees* (1874-1939). This hymn for Holy Communion was first published in The Mirfield Mission Hymn-Book (Mirfield, 1922) with the first line ‘Christ is the Sacrifice we plead’, in three 8-line stanzas with a refrain, and subsequently in John Lambert Rees’s Sermons and Hymns by Timothy Rees, Bishop of Llandaff (1946). Stanza 1 was as follows in 1922: Christ is the Sacrifice we plead  Before th’eternal Throne;His Cross alone can cancel guilt  And for our sins atone.We shelter ’neath that Sacrifice  In every hour of need;And at the Altar bending low  That Sacrifice we plead. Beneath the veil of bread and wine  Our Lord Who reigns aboveIs...

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