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304. An Awe-full Mystery Is Here

1 An awe-full mystery is here
To challenge faith and waken fear;
The Savior comes as food divine,
Concealed in earthly bread and wine.

2 This world is loveless--but above,
What wondrous boundlessness of love!
The King of Glory stoops to me
My spirit’s life and strength to be.

3 In consecrated wine and bread
No eye perceives the myst'ry dread;
But Jesus’ word is strong and clear:
"My body and My blood are here."

4 How dull are all the pow'rs of sense
Employed on proofs of love immense!
The richest food remains unseen,
And highest gifts appear--how mean!

5 But here we have no boon of earth,
And faith alone discerns its worth.
The Word, not sense, must be our guide,
And faith assure since sight’s denied.

6 Lord, show us still that Thou art good
And grant us evermore this food.
Give faith to every wavering soul
And make each wounded spirit whole.


Text Information
First Line: An awe-full mystery is here
Title: An Awe-full Mystery Is Here
Author: Matthias Loy (1880)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Sacraments: The Lord's Supper
Tune Information
Composer: George J. Elvey (1862)
Meter: L.M.
Key: E Major

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