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263b. Before to His sad death He went

1 Before to His sad death He went
Jesus ordained the Sacrament.
His flesh and blood through power divine
Is in, with, under, bread ad wine.

2 The Sacrament gives grace and life
To quit ourselves like men in strife.
Against all sin, affliction, need,
It gives us health and strength indeed.

3 Lord, with this bread grant us such good;
Refresh us with Thy precious blood.
That sills the thirst of our faint soul
And makes our spirits strong and whole.

4 O Christ, grant Thou in grace that we
May now receive Thee worthily.
Forbid it, Lord! that we receive
Thee unto judgment. Let us live!

Text Information
First Line: Before to His sad death He went
Meter: L. M. No. 1
Publication Date: 1908
Topic: The Catechism: Holy Communion
Source: G. Vogler's Katechismus, 1625; Tr. Anon. Ohio Synod Hymnal, 1880
Notes: From the German text: Jesus setzt ein vor weinem End'
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1551)
Meter: L. M. No. 1
Key: G Major
Source: Genevan Psalter

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