"Invited, Lord, by Boundless Grace"

               By Emanuel Cronenwett, 1841-1931

                                 Text From:

                      THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL

        (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Invited, Lord, by boundless grace,

        I stand a guest before Thy face;

        As Host Thou spreadst no common food:

        Here is Thy body and Thy blood.

        2. How holy is this Sacrament

        Where pardon, peace, and life are spent!

        This bread and cup my lips have pressed;

        Thou blessedst, and my soul is blessed.

        3. Now lettest Thou Thy guest depart

        With full assurance in his heart.

        For such communion, Lord, with Thee

        A new life may my offering be.

        4. When Thou shalt in Thy glory come

        To gather all Thy people home,

        Then let me, as Thy heavenly guest,

        In anthems praise Thee with the blest.

Notes: Hymn #308 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 Cor. 11: 26 Author: Emanuel Cronenwett, 1880 Composer: Daniel Vetter, 1713 Tune: "Das walt' Gott Vater"
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