"Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray"
                         by Henry E. Jacobs, 1844-1932
                                  Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p.225

        1. Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
        That we may feed on Thee today;
        Beneath these forms of bread and wine
        Enrich us with Thy grace divine.

        2. The chastened peace of sin forgiven,
        The filial joy of heirs of heaven,
        Grant as we share this wondrous food,
        Thy body broken and Thy blood.

        3. Our trembling hearts cleave to Thy Word;
        All Thou hast said Thou dost afford,
        All that Thou art we here receive,
        And all we are to Thee we give.

        4. One bread, one cup, one body, we,
        United by our life in Thee,
        Thy love proclaim till Thou shalt come
        To bring Thy scattered loved ones home.

        5. Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
        To keep us steadfast to that day
        That each may be Thy welcomed guest
        When Thou shalt spread Thy heavenly feast.

Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #314 Text: 1 Cor. 10:17 Author: Henry E. Jacobs, 1910 Tune: "Herr Jesu Christ, dich" 1st Published in: _Cantionale Germanicum_ Town: Dresden, 1628
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