O Lord of Hosts


O Lord of Hosts


1. O Lord of Hosts, we now invoke

Thy Spirit most divine

To cleanse our hearts while we partake

The broken bread and wine.

2. May we forever think of thee

And of thy suff’rings sore,

Endured for us on Calvary,

And praise thee evermore.

3. Prepare our minds that we may see

The beauties of thy grace,

Salvation purchased on that tree

For all who seek thy face.

4. As brethren, let us ever live

In fellowship and peace!

Forgive, that God may us forgive,

That love may still increase.

5. May union, peace, and love abound,

And perfect harmony,

And joy in one continual round

Through all eternity.

Text: Andrew Dalrymple, b. 1817

Music: George Careless, 1839–1932

1 Peter 2:21, 24

Mosiah 4:12–13