Is there a hymn, a Psalm perhaps, that would have been the Passover hymn of the last supper?
In Matthew 26:30 and Mark 14:26 refer to the singing of a hymn by Jesus and His disciples at the last supper. Has there at any time been a traditional hymn sung at the celebration of the Passover?
If I were to speculate, I would offer that Psalm 50 would have a reasonable claim to be the essence of that hymn He and they sang so long ago, a line of which is: "Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me."
By no means am I scholar of this topic; however, I did discern that Psalms 113-118, the so-called Hallel Psalms (meaning "Praise psalms) were used. There is a slight reference to them in Gospel accounts of the Last Supper. After identifying the bread as his "body" and the wine as his "blood," the Gospel reads: "And when they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives." (Matthew 26:30; Mark 14:26).
John: Why wine? Have u read Rm 14:21? Should "ANYTHING" that "causeth one's brother to stumble" be served for Communion?
It was wine that Jesus served at the Last Supper. Wine was a readily accepted dinner drink by all...
JC: If He'd come today, it would be Coke or tea! He always "relates" to man!
"Wine" contradicts Rm 14:21!
Script says contents of cup was "SHED!" "Blood & "WATER" were "SHED!"
"Fruit of the Vine?" John 15:5!
"Wine" contradicts Rm 14:21!
Although I see no benefit in answering your last comment; none the less, I do not think he would endorse coke by drinking that...
JC: It's OK! Yes, He "relates" so man can comprehend! Heb 9:9
NOW you know what Scripture says regarding Communion.
We ALL have "free will" but why bother if it contradicts Scripture!
Before "singing hymn," one MUST take Communion as the Word of God says by "rightly dividing" His Word to determine what should be taken for Communion.
Most agree on "unleavened bread," but what was in the cup? Some would probably say "It doesn't matter (as they do with baptism), it's the "principle!" Oh, but yes it does on both accounts! If what is taken for Communion (as well as what "name" one has been baptized into) contradicts Scripture, one is in error and will NOT be "saved!"
Some say "wine" should be taken. Well, if that's so, why was Romans 14:21 written which says, "It is not good neither to eat meat nor to drink WINE, nor ANYTHING by which thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak?" Do you think Scripture would contradict Itself and have one take something that causeth "...thy brother to stumble.." for "Communion?" Whether or not "wine" was the accepted drink "for the times then present," it's NOT to be taken for Communion! God "relates" to "man" on "man's level" for our understanding yet MOST still don't! As I told JC, if Jesus would come today, He would turn water into Coke or tea which is the "acceptable drink" for "the times NOW present" in order to "relate" to us!
Some may say "grape juice" should be taken and base their belief on Matthew 26:29; Luke 22:18; & Mark 14:25 which mentions drinking from "...the fruit of the vine..." Do you not know that "JESUS" is "the fruit of the vine" as evidenced in John 15:5? (Metaphor!)
Now, let us examine Scripture "rightly dividing His Word" as to what is in the cup given in Communion. Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20; & Mark 14:24 all say [paraphrasing] "This is the new testament (new Covenant) IN MY BLOOD which was "SHED..." I know we learned in school that "blood" is 50% "WATER!" John 19:34 said, "But one of the soldiers, with a spear, pierced his side, and immediately came there out blood and "WATER" (SHED)! Does "water" cause "thy brother to stumble?" Did not I Corinthians 11:24 and Luke 22:19 say, "...Do this in remembrance of me...?" Not in remembrance of "fruit (literally) of the vine" or something (wine) that "causeth your brother to stumble!"
One MUST consider EVERY WORD when studying the Word of God as in baptism! Matthew 28:19 says "...in the NAME..." yet not many listen! Father is not a name, Son is not a name, and Holy Spirit is not a name. These "Titles" have a Name and that Name is JESUS! But that is another subject!
Hymn doesn't matter! Glorify Him!
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