For the bread

For the bread which you have broken,
for the wine which you have poured,
for the words which you have spoken,
now we give you thanks, O Lord.

By this promise that you love us,
by your gift of peace restored,
by your call to heaven above us,
hallow all our lives, O Lord.

In your service, Lord, defend us,
in our hearts keep watch and ward;
in the world to which you send us,
let your kingdom come, O Lord.

#477 in Hymnal: A Worship Book

Words:  Louis Benson, 1924, Hymns, Original and Translated, 1925, alt.
   Tune:  V. Earle Copes, The Methodist Hymnal, 1964

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