Oft, This Ordinance We KeepDon Fortner

(Tune: #233 — Depth of Mercy — 77.77)



See the wondrous love of God —

He has ransomed us with blood!

Christ, our great exalted Head,

God’s own Son, died in our stead!



Eat the bread and drink the wine,

Symbols of the work divine.

Now, remember, ransomed souls,

Christ, Who makes your spirits whole.



Hear Him speak, your Savior view,

And remember, as you do,

You’re the objects of His choice!

Loved of God! Rejoice! Rejoice!



Oft, this ordinance we keep;

And we find its purpose sweet: —

Ever keeping, as we do,

Christ our slaughtered Lord in view.



See Him dying in our place,

Overwhelmed with deep disgrace!

Bearing all our sin and blame,

Christ, our Substitute, was slain!



See Him and with wonder tell,

How He vanquished death and hell.

And, with joy, remember this —

Soon His glory we’ll possess!