52. Lo, Upon The Altar Lies

1 Lo, upon the altar lies
Bread of heaven from the skies:
Food to mortal wand'rers giv'n,
To the sons and heirs of heav'n.

2 Jesus, Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Thou Thy flock in safety keep.
Living Bread, Thy life supply;
Strengthen us, or else we die.

3 Thou Who feedest us below,
Source of all we have or know,
Grant that with Thy saints above
We may reach Thy feast of love!

Text Information
First Line: Lo, upon the altar lies
Title: Lo, Upon The Altar Lies
Original Language: Latin
Translator: E. Caswall (1848)
Author: Thomas Aquinas (1274)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Holy Communion
Tune Information
Name: VENI, REDEMPTOR
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: g minor
Source: German medieval. Adapted by Luther or Walther, 1524.



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