The Communion Sabbath

     Here, O my Lord, I see Thee face to face;

      Here would I touch and handle things unseen;

     Here grasp with firmer hand and eternal grace

      And all my weariness upon Thee lean.

     Here would I feed upon the bread of God,

      Here drink with Thee the royal wine of Heaven;

     Here would I lay aside each earthly load,

      Here taste afresh the calm of sin forgiven.

     This is the hour of banquet and of song;

      This is the Heavenly table spread for me;

     Here let me feast, and feasting still prolong

      The brief, bright hour of fellowship with Thee.

     —Horatius Bonar