"Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Living Bread" by Johann Rist, 1607-1667 Translated by Arthur T. Russell, 1806-1874 Text From: THE HANDBOOK TO THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL (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.This text was converted to ascii format for Project Wittenberg by Debbie Harris and is in the public domain. You may freely distribute, copy or print this text. Please direct any comments or suggestions to: Rev. Robert E. Smith of the Walther Library at Concordia Theological Seminary. E-mail: email@example.com
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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