26 While they were eating, Jesus took a loaf of bread, and after blessing it[d] he broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took a cup, and after giving thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, 28 for this is my blood of the[e] covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will never again drink of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”
30 When they had sung the hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
Matthew ends his telling of the event called The Last Supper with the disciples singing a hymn together with their Lord. In worship, after we have encountered the Risen Lord in the Word read and proclaimed (and often in the Lord’s Supper) we join in a hymn of response. “ …. We sing a hymn together ….”
Prayer: Hymn by Joachim Neander
Praise to the Lord! Oh, let all that
is in me adore Him!
All that hath life and breath, come
now with praises before Him!
Let the Amen
Sound from His people again;
Gladly for aye we adore Him