310. Thy Table I Approach

1 Thy Table I approach;
Dear Savior, hear my prayer;
Oh, let no unrepented sin
Prove hurtful to me there!

2 Lo, I confess my sins
And mourn their wretched bands;
A contrite heart is sure to find
Forgiveness at Thy hands.

3 Thy body and Thy blood,
Once slain and shed for me,
Are taken here with mouth and soul,
I blest reality.

4 Search not how this takes place,
This wondrous mystery;
God can accomplish vastly more
Than seemeth plain to thee.

5 Vouchsafe, O blessed Lord,
That earth and hell combined
May ne'er about this Sacrament
A doubt raise in my mind.

6 Oh, may I never fail
To thank Thee day and night
For Thy true body and true blood,
O God, my Peace and Light!


Text Information
First Line: Thy Table I approach
Title: Thy Table I Approach
German Title: Ich trete frisch
Translator: Matthias Loy (1880, alt.)
Author: Gerhard W. Molanus (1673, cento)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Topic: The Sacraments: The Lord's Supper
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major
Source: "Genevan Psalter," 1551

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