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An Upper Room with Evening Lamps

An upper room with evening lamps ashine,
	the twelve disciples, and the table spread;
now in our turn Christ bids us pour the wine,
	and in remembrance bless and break the bread.

We see by faith upon the cross displayed
	his body broken and his blood outpoured;
in that dread robe of majesty arrayed
	we gaze in worship on the dying Lord.

Dead for our sins, yet reigning now above,
	still to our hearts we find his presence given;
take for ourselves the pledges of his love,
	foretaste and token of that feast in heaven.

So send us out to love and serve and praise,
	filled with his Spirit, as the Master said:
love, joy and peace the wine of all our days,
	Christ and his life our true and living bread.

Timothy Dudley-Smith
Words © 1988 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 8203, 8020

Collections: 100 Top Hope Hymns|A House of Praise - Dudley-Smith|Worship & Rejoice

Scriptural Reference: 1 Corinthians 11:23-25; Matthew 26:17-29; Luke 22:7-13; Mark 14:22-25

Theme: Communion, Following & Serving, Going Forth, Heaven, Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ - Cross, Jesus Christ - King, Jesus Christ - Presence, Jesus Christ - Reign, Lord's Supper

Author(s): Dudley-Smith, Timothy (More Hymns | Biography)

Suggested Hymn Tune: EVENTIDE - Monk, William H. (More Hymns | Biography)

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Date Uploaded: Wed Jun 28 10:42:50 2006

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