Sweet Sacrament Divine [Song]

A lilting, plaintive melody, still sung with great emotion and passion by many a faith-filled congregation from Age to Age II: The Journey Continues.

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Sweet Sacrament divine,
hid in thine earthly home;
lo! round thy lowly shrine,
with suppliant hearts we come;
Jesus, to thee our voice we raise
In songs of love and heartfelt praise
sweet Sacrament divine.
sweet Sacrament divine.

Sweet Sacrament of peace,
dear home of every heart,
where restless yearnings cease,
and sorrows all depart.
there in thine ear, all trustfully,
we tell our tale of misery,
sweet Sacrament of peace.
sweet Sacrament of peace.

Sweet Sacrament of rest,
ark from the ocean’s roar,
within thy shelter blest
soon may we reach the shore;
save us, for still the tempest raves,
save, lest we sink beneath the waves:
sweet Sacrament of rest.
sweet Sacrament of rest.

Words and Melody by Francis Stansfield (1835 – 1914)

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