"Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior"
                           by John Huss, 1373?-1415
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.222

        1. Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior,
        Turned away God's wrath forever;
        By His bitter grief and woe
        He saved us from the evil Foe.

        2. As His pledge of love undying
        He, this precious food supplying,
        Gives His body with the bread
        And with the wine the blood He shed.

        3. Whoso to this Board repaireth
        May take heed how He prepareth;
        For if he does not believe,
        Then death for life he shall recieve.

        4. Praise the Father, who from heaven
        Unto us such food hath given
        And, to mend what we have done,
        Gave into death His only Son.

        5. Thou shalt hold with faith unshaken
        That this food is to be taken
        By the sick who are distrest,
        By hearts that long for peace and rest.

        6. Christ says: "Come, all ye that labor,
        And receive My grace and favor;
        They who feel no want nor ill
        Need no physician's help nor skill.

        7. "Useless were for thee My Passion,
        If thy works thy weal could fashion.
        This feast is not spread for thee
        If thine own Savior thou wilt be."

        8. If thy heart this truth professes
        And thy mouth thy sin confesses,
        His dear guest thou here shalt be,
        And Christ Himself shall banquet thee.

Notes: Hymn #311 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Heb. 10:12 Author: John Huss, 1415, cento, asc. Translated by: unknown Titled: "Iesus Christus, nostra salus" Tune: "Jesus Christus, unser Heiland" 1st Published in: _Geistliche Lieder_ Town: Wittenberg, 1535
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