627. 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 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.

(St. 3 copyrighted)

4 Praise the Father, who from heaven
To His own this food has given,
Who, to mend what we have done,
Gave into death His only Son.

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

(St. 6 copyrighted)

7 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.

(St. 8 copyrighted)

9 If your heart this truth professes
And your mouth your sin confesses,
You will be your Savior's guest,
Be at His banquet truly blest.

(St. 10 copyrighted)

Text Information
First Line: Jesus Christ, our blessed Savior
Title: Jesus Christ, Our Blessed Savior
Author: John Hus, c. 1369-1415
Author (German version): Martin Luther, 1483-1546
Translator (sts. 6, 10): F. Samuel Janzow, 1913-2001 (alt.)
Meter: 88 78
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Lord's Supper
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Tr. sts. 1-2, 4-5, 7, 9) alt.; Lutheran Service Book, 2006 (Tr. sts. 3, 8)
Copyright: Sts. 3, 6, 8, 10 © 1980 and 2006 Concordia Publishing House
Tune Information
Meter: 88 78
Key: F Major
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting)

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