"Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Living Bread"
                           by Johann Rist, 1607-1667
                  Translated by Arthur T. Russell, 1806-1874
                                  Text From:
               (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.224

        1. Lord Jesus Christ, Thou living Bread,
        May I for mine possess Thee.
        I would with heavenly food be fed;
        Descend, refresh, and bless me. 
        Now make me meet for Thee, O Lord;
        Now, humbly by my heart implored,
        Grant me Thy grace and mercy.

        2. Thou me to pastures green dost guide,
        To quiet waters lead me;
        Thy table Thou dost well provide
        And from Thy hand dost feed me.
        Sin, weakness, and infirmity
        Am I; O Savior, give to me
        The cup of Thy salvation.

        3. O Bread of heaven, my soul's Delight,
        For full and free remission
        With prayer I come before Thy sight,
        In sorrow and contrition.
        With faith adorn my soul that I
        May to Thy table now draw nigh
        With Thine own preparation.

        4. I merit not Thy favor, Lord,
        Sin now upon me lieth;
        Beneath my burden, self-abhorred,
        To Thee my spirit crieth.
        In all my grief this comforts me,
        That Thou on sinners graciously,
        Lord Jesus, hast compassion.

Notes: Hymn #312 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: John 6:48 Author: Johann Rist, 1654, cento Translated by: Arthur T. Russell, 1851, alt. Titled: "Du Lebensbrot, Herr Jesu Christ" Tune: "Herr, wie du willst" 1st Published in: _Deutsch Kirchenamt_ Town: Stassburg, 1525
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