47. Thy Table I Approach

1 Thy table I approach,
Dear Savior, hear my prayer,
O let no unrepented sin
Prove hurtful to me there.

2 Lo, I confess my sins
And mourn their wretched bands;
A contrite heart is ever wont
To find grace at Thy hands.

3 Thy body and Thy blood,
Once slain and shed for me,
Are taken at Thy table here--
O wondrous mystery!

4 Ask not how this takes place,
Nor whether it can be;
God can accomplish vastly more
Than seemeth plain to thee.

5 O may I never fail
To thank Thee day and night
For Thy true body and true blood,
O God, my peace and light.


Text Information
First Line: Thy table I approach
Title: Thy Table I Approach
Translator: M. Loy (1880, a.)
Author: G. W. Molanus (1673)
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Holy Communion
Tune Information
Composer: Lowell Mason (1832)
Meter: S. M.
Key: C Major

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