"TILL HE COME"
Communion Meditations and Addresses
C. H. Spurgeon
Under His Shadow
Under the Apple Tree
Over the Mountains
Fragrant Spices from the
Mountains of Myrrh
The Spiced Wine of the
Redeemed Souls Freed from
Jesus, the Great Object of
Bands of Love; or Union to
"I Will Give You Rest"
The Memorable Hymn
Jesus Asleep on a Pillow
Real Contact with Jesus
Christ and His
from the Beloved's Own Mouth
Believer, Not an
Communion with Christ
and His People
The Sin Bearer
Swooning and Reviving
at Christ's Feet
C. H. Spurgeon's Communion
years, whether at home or abroad, it was Mr. Spurgeon's constant custom to
observe the ordinance of the Lord's supper every Sabbath-day, unless illness
prevented. This he believed to be in accordance with apostolic precedent;
and it was his oft-repeated testimony that the more frequently he obeyed his
Lord's command, "This do in remembrance of Me," the more precious did his
Saviour become to him, while the memorial celebration itself proved
increasingly helpful and instructive as the years rolled by.
Several of the
discourses here published were delivered to thousands of communicants in the
Metropolitan Tabernacle, while others were addressed to the little companies
of Christians,-of different denominations, and of various nationalities,-who
gathered around the communion table in Mr. Spurgeon's sitting-room at
Mentone. The addresses cover a wide range of subjects; but all of them speak
more or less fully of the great atoning sacrifice of which the broken bread
and the filled cup are the simple yet significant symbols.
had intended to publish a selection of his Communion Addresses; so this
volume may be regarded as another of the precious literary legacies
bequeathed by him to his brethren and sisters in Christ who have yet to
tarry a while here below. It is hoped that these sermonettes will be the
means of deepening the spiritual life of many believers, and that they will
suggest suitable themes for meditation and discourse to those who have the
privilege and responsibility of presiding at the ordinance.
Visits. "Thou hast visited me in the night."-Psalm xvii. 3.
dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow
of the Almighty "-Psalm xci. 1.
of a great rock in a weary land."-Isa. xxxii. 2.
apple tree among the trees of the wood, so is my Beloved among the sons. I
sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to
my taste:" Song of Solomon ii. 3.
Thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of Thy wings will I
rejoice."-Psalm lxiii. 7.
"And He hath
made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of His hand hath He hid
me, and made me a polished shaft; in His quiver hath He hid me."-Isa.
Apple Tree. "I sat down under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit
was sweet to my taste."- Song of Solomon ii. 3.
Mountains. "My Beloved is mine, and I am His: He feedeth among the lilies.
Until the day break, and the shadows flee away, turn, my Beloved, and be
Thou like a roe or a young hart upon the mountains of Bether."- Song of
Solomon ii. 16, 17.
Spices from the Mountains of Myrrh. "Thou art all fair, My love; there is
no spot in thee."-Song of Solomon iv. 7.
Well-beloved. "Yea, He is altogether lovely."-Song of Solomon v. 16.
Wine of my Pomegranate. "I would cause Thee to drink of spiced wine of the
juice of my pomegranate."-Song of Solomon viii. 2. "And of His fulness
have all we received, and grace for grace,"-John i. 16.
Well-beloved's Vineyard. "My Well-beloved hath a vineyard in a very
fruitful hill."-Isaiah v. 1.
Freed from Fear. "Fear not: for I have redeemed thee."-Isaiah xliii. 1.
Great Object of Astonishment. "Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently, He
shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonied at
Thee; His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than
the sons of men: so shall He sprinkle many nations,
the kings shall shut their mouths at Him: for that which had not been told
them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they
Bands of Love;
or, Union to Christ. "I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love:
and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid
meat unto them."-Hosea xi. 4.
"I will Give you
Rest." "I will give you rest."-Matthew xi. 28.
Hymn. "And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of
Olives."-Matthew xxvi. 30.
Jesus Asleep on
a Pillow. "And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow:
and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest Thou not that we
perish? And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be
still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great
calm."-Mark iv. 38, 39.
with Jesus. "And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched Me: for I perceive that
virtue is gone out of Me."-Luke viii. 46.Christ and His Table-companions.
"And when the hour was come, He sat down, and the twelve apostles with
Him."-Luke xxii. 14.
A Word from the
Beloved's Own Mouth. "And ye are clean."-John xiii. 10.
The Believer not
an Orphan. "I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you."-John xiv.
Christ and His People. "The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the
communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the
communion of the body of Christ? For we being many are one bread, and one
body: for we are all partakers of that one bread."-l Cor. x.16, 17.
"Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being
dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were
healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the
Shepherd and Bishop of your souls." Peter ii. 24, 25.
Reviving at Christ's Feet. "And when I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.
And He laid His right hand upon me, saying unto me, Fear not; I am the first
and the last: I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for
evermore, Amen: and have the keys of hell and of death."-Revelation i. 17,
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