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Before the Sacrament

By Reginald Heber (1783–1826)

BREAD of the world, in mercy broken;

Wine of the soul, in mercy shed;

By Whom the words of life were spoken,

And in Whose death our sins are dead:

Look on the heart by sorrow broken,

Look on the tears by sinners shed,

And be Thy feast to us the token

That by Thy grace our souls are fed.