"The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord"
                          by Haquin Spegel, 1645-1714
                     Translated by Olof Olsson, 1841-1900
                                  Text From:
              (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.128

	1. The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
	We celebrate with one accord;
	It is our comfort in distress,
	Our heart's sweet joy and happiness.
	2. He blotted out with His own blood
	The judgment that against us stood;
	He full atonement for us made,
	And all our debt He fully paid.
	3. That this is now and ever true
	He gives an earnest ever new:
	In this His holy Supper here
	We taste His love so sweet, so near.
	4. His Word proclaims, and we believe.
	That in this Supper we receive
	His very body, as He said,
	His very blood for sinners shed.
	5. A precious food is this indeed,--
	It never fails us in our need,--
	A heavenly manna for our soul,
	Until we safely reach our goal.
	6. Oh, blest is each believing guest
	Who in this promise finds His rest;
	For Jesus will in love abide
	With those who do in Him confide.
	7. The guest that comes with true intent
	To turn to God and to repent,
	To live for Christ to die to sin,
	Will thus a holy life begin.
	8. They who His Word do not believe,
	This food unworthily receive,
	Salvation here will never find,--
	May we this warning keep in mind!
	9. Help us sincerely to believe
	That we may worthily receive
	Thy Supper and in Thee find rest.
	Amen, he who believes is blest.
Notes: Hymn #163 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Matt. 26:26-29 Author: Haquin Spege Haquin Spegel, 1 Titled: "Gottlob, es geht nunmehr zu Ende" Translator: Olof Olsson, c. 1910, alt. Composer: Johann S. Bach, 1736
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