311. 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 Whoso to this Board repaireth
May take heed how he prepareth;
For if he does not believe,
Then death for life he shall receive.

5 Thou shalt hold with faith unshaken
That this food is to be taken
By the sick who are distrest,
By hearts that long for peace and rest.

6 Christ says: "Come, all ye that labor,
And receive My grace and favor;
They who feel no want nor ill
Need no physician's help nor skill.

7 "Useless were for thee My Passion
If thy works thy weal could fashion.
This feast is not spread for thee
If thine own savior thou wilt be."

8 If thy heart this truth professes
And thy mouth thy sin confesses,
His dear guest thou here shalt be,
And Christ Himself shall banquet thee.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior
Title: Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior
German Title: Iesus Christus, nostra salus
Translator: Unknown
Author (attributed to): John Huss, d. 1415 (cento)
Meter: 8.8.7.8.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: The Sacraments: The Lord's Supper
Tune Information
Name: JESUS CHRISTUS, UNSER hEILAND
Meter: 8.8.7.8.
Key: F Major
Source: "Geistliche Lieder," Wittenberg, 1535



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