JESUS, we thus obey
   Thy last and kindest word:
Here in Thine own appointed way
    We come to meet our Lord.
2      Our hearts we open wide
    To make the Saviour room;
And lo! the Lamb, the Crucified,
    The sinner’s Friend is come.
3      Thus we remember Thee,
    And take this bread and wine
As Thine own dying legacy,
    And our redemption’s sign.
4      Thy presence makes the feast;
    Now let our spirits feel
The glory not to be expressed,
    The joy unspeakable.
5      Now let our souls be fed
    With manna from above,
And over us Thy banner spread
    Of everlasting love.
Charles Wesley, 1707-88