This is the text of this hymn as it appeared in the Second Edition of William Chatterton Dix’s “Altar Songs.” He gives it the heading “Day of Institution. In the Same Night.”
Jesus, Who for me betrayed,
God, a captive Man wast made,
Keep my heart from treachery free,
Keep it steadfast, true to Thee.
Jesus, Who for me took bread,
With the Food Thyself hast spread
Soul and body, through the strife
Keep to everlasting life.
Jesus, Who gave thanks for me,
Let my life be thanks to Thee;
In this Holy Eucharist,
By my love Thy Feet be kist.
Jesus, Who the bread didst break
Help me now, for Thy dear Sake,
Heart of pride and heart of stone,
So to break that Thou wilt own.
Jesus, Who Thyself dost give,
Bread which whoso tastes shall live;
What a gift have I to bring—
Thee, Oblation, Offering!
Jesus, Who didst say, Take, eat—
Drink ye of this chalice sweet:
Am I hungry? Thou dost feed,
Thirsty? Thou art Drink indeed.
Night in which the Feast wast made,
Night when man his God betrayed;
Yes, to-night my choice is this,
Love with John, or Judas-kiss.
Words: William Chatterton Dix, 1867.