The Pattern

Repeated Themes

A -- Word of the Lord
.B -- The Lord’s Covenant

..C -- The World
...D -- The Lord's Servant

....E -- Preservation
.....F -- The Suffering Servant
.....F' -- Atonement
....E’ -- Salvation

...D’ -- The Lord's Servant
..C’ -- Overcoming the World

.B’ -- Fulfillment
A’ -- Salvation Song

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KEY WORDS

A. Hear this, Hearken, Praise, Name, etc.

B. Promise(s), Inheritance, New Things, Hidden Things, Things of God, Shall Come to pass, etc.

C. World, Wicked, Contentions, Apostasy, Satan, Egypt, Babylon, Earth, etc. [feminine]

D. Servant, Prophet, Moses, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, etc. [masculine]

E. Preserved, Salvation, Pillars, Gates, Manna, Wine, etc. -- boldly

F. Suffering, Afflicted, Despised, Rejected, etc. -- nobly

F'. Oneness, Unity, Embrace, Kiss, Throne, Name, Glory, etc. -- nobly

E’. Salvation, Exalted, Preserved, Inheritance, Mercy, etc. -- independent

D’. Servant, Prophet, Truth, Righteousness, Kingdom, Heaven, Eternity, etc. [masculine]

C’. Overcome, World, Wicked, Cut Off, Contentions; Judgment, Destruction, Earth, etc. [feminine]

B’. Fulfill, Restoration, Deliverance, Covenant(s), Promise(s), Inheritance, etc.

A’. Hosanna, Name, Amen, Sing, etc.

D&C 20

D&C 20:77 — Sacramental Prayer on the Bread

A. O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
 B. to bless and sanctify this bread

  C. to the souls of all those who partake of it,
   D. that they may eat in remembrance of the body of thy Son,

    E. and witness unto thee,
     F. O God, the Eternal Father,
    E’. that they are willing to take upon them
     F’. the name of thy son,

   D’. and always remember him
  C’. and keep his commandments which he has given them,

 B’. that they may always have his Spirit to be with them.
A’. Amen.

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D&C 20:79 — Sacramental Prayer on the Wine

A. O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
 B. to bless and sanctify this wine  

  C. to the souls of all those who drink of it,
   D. that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son,
       which was shed for them;

    E. that they may witness unto thee,
     F. O God, the Eternal Father,
    E’. [Ellipsis]
     F’. [Ellipsis]

   D’. that they do always remember him,
  C’. [Ellipsis]

 B’. that they may have his Spirit to be with them.
A’. Amen.

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Side-by-side Comparison

Sacramental Prayer
on the Bread

Sacramental Prayer
on the Wine

a. O God, the Eternal Father,
     we ask thee in the name of thy Son,
      Jesus Christ,
a. O God, the Eternal Father,
     we ask thee in the name of thy Son,
      Jesus Christ,
 b. to bless and sanctify this bread  b. to bless and sanctify this wine
  c. to the souls of all those who partake of it,   c. to the souls of all those who drink of it,
   d. that they may eat in remembrance of
        the body of thy Son,
   d. that they may do it in remembrance of
       the blood of thy Son,
        which was shed for them;
    e. and witness unto thee,     e. that they may witness unto thee,
     f. O God, the Eternal Father,      f. O God, the Eternal Father,
    e. that they are willing to take upon them     e. [Ellipsis]
     f. the name of thy son,      f. [Ellipsis]
   d. and always remember him    d. that they do always remember him,
  c. and keep his commandments
       which he has given them,
c. [Ellipsis]
 b. that they may always have his Spirit
      to be with them.
 b. that they may have his Spirit
      to be with them.
a. Amen. a. Amen.

Line-by-line comparison

Bread [B]
Water [W]

a. B:  O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,
     W: O God, the Eternal Father, we ask thee in the name of thy Son, Jesus Christ,

 b.  B:  to bless and sanctify this bread  
       W: to bless and sanctify this wine

  c.  B:  to the souls of all those who partake of it,
        W: to the souls of all those who drink     of it,

   d.  B:  that they may eat  in remembrance of the body  of thy Son,
         W: that they may do it in remembrance of the blood of thy Son, which was shed for them;

    e.  B:  and                   witness unto thee,
          W: that they may witness unto thee,

     f.  B:  O God, the Eternal Father,
          W: O God, the Eternal Father,

    e’.  B:  that they are willing to take upon them
          W: [Ellipsis]

     f’.  B:  the name of thy son,
          W: [Ellipsis]

   d’.  B:                and always remember him
         W: that they do always remember him,

  c’.  B:  and keep his commandments which he has given them,
        W: [Ellipsis]

 b’.  B:  that they may always have his Spirit to be with them.
       W: that they may             have his Spirit to be with them.

a’.  B:  Amen.
      W: Amen.

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