By Christ redeemed (Samuel Sebastian Wesley)

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  • (Posted 2009-12-26)  CPDL #20688:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2009-12-26).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 34 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Revised files uploaded 19/2/21.

General Information

Title: By Christ redeemed
Composer: Samuel Sebastian Wesley
Title: Memoria
Lyricist: George Rawson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 84

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

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Original text and translations

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1. By Christ redeemed, by Christ restored,
 We keep the memory adored,
 And show the death of our dear Lord
 Until he come.

2. His body, broken in our stead,
 Is here in this memorial bread,
 And so our feeble love is fed
 Until he come.

3. The drops of his dread agony,
 His life-blood shed for us, we see;
 The wine shall tell the mystery
 Until he come.

4. And thus that dark betrayal night
 With the last advent we unite,
 By one blest chain of loving rite,
 Until he come.

5. O blessed hope! With this elate,
 Let not our hearts be desolate,
 But, strong in faith, in patience wait
 Until he come.