313. Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior

1 Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior,
Turned away God's wrath forever;
By his bitter grief and woe
He saved us from the evil foe.

2 As his pledge of love undying,
He, this precious food supplying,
Gives his body with the bread
And with the wine the blood he shed.

3 Jesus here himself is sharing;
Take heed how you are preparing,
For if you do not believe,
Judgment instead you shall receive.

4 Useless would be Jesus' passion
If salvation you could fashion.
Do not come if you suppose
You need not him who died and rose.

5 Christ says, "Come, all you that labor,
And receive my grace and favor;
Those who feel no pain or ill
Need no physician's help or skill."

6 Then hold fast with faith unshaken
That this food is to be taken
By the souls who are distressed,
By hearts that long for peace and rest.

7 Praise the Father, who from heaven
Unto us such food has given
And, to mend what we have done,
Gave into death his only Son.

8 If your heart this truth professes
And your mouth your sin confesses,
Surely you will be his guest
And at his banquet ever blest.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior
Title: Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior
Original Language: German
Author: John Hus, c. 1369-1415
Author (German version): Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Meter: 88 78
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Holy Communion
Source: Translation composite
Tune Information
Meter: 88 78
Key: F Major
Source: Klug, Geistliche lieder auffs new gebessert, Wittenberg, 1533, alt.

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