55. Come, O Jesus, And Prepare Me

1 Come, O Jesus, and prepare me
Now to be Thy worthy guest.
Like Thy well beloved disciple,
Let me lean upon Thy breast
At Thy table, where Thou givest
Of Thy body and Thy blood,
Sealing in this blest communion
My baptismal vow to God.

2 Take my heart and make it holy
By Thy Spirit and Thy grace;
In Thy footsteps ever guide me,
Help me win the heav'nly race.
Thou who lovedst me from childhood,
Be my refuge in my youth;
In a world where error lures me,
Lead me in Thy paths of truth.

3 Let me heed Thy voice entreating:
Come, my child, abide with Me;
Wouldst thou spurn the loving-kindness
Of the Friend who died for Thee?
Grant that, at Thy sacred altar,
Thro' Thy sacrament of grace,
With the faithful I be numbered,
And Thy saving love embrace.


Text Information
First Line: Come, O Jesus, and prepare me
Title: Come, O Jesus, And Prepare Me
Translator: E. W. Olson
Author: Franz Mikael Franzen (1814)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1930
Topic: The Means of Grace: Holy Communion
Tune Information
Composer: Gustaf Düben (1674)
Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.
Key: G Major
Source: German chorale: Jesus är min vän den bäste

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