In The Quiet Consecration


In the quiet consecration
Of this glad communion hour,
Here we rest in You, Lord Jesus,
Taste Your love, and touch Your power.Christ our
living Bread from Heaven,
Lord, Whose blood is drink indeed;
Here by faith and with thanksgiving
In this feast on You we feed.By Your death for sin atoning,
By Your resurrection life,
Hold us fast in blessed union;
Gird us, nerve us for the strife.While afar in solemn radiance
Shines the feast that is to come
After conflict, toil, and testing—
Your great feast of love and home.