634. The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord

1 The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
We celebrate with one accord;
It is our comfort in distress,
Our heart's sweet joy and happiness.

2 He blotted out with His own blood
The judgment that against us stood;
For us He full atonement made,
And all our debt He fully paid.

3 That this forever true shall be
He gives a solemn guarantee:
In this His holy Supper here
We taste His love so sweet, so near.

4 His Word proclaims and we believe
That in this Supper we receive
His very body, as He said,
His very blood for sinners shed.

5 We dare not ask how this can be,
But simply hold the mystery
And trust this word where life begins;
"Given and shed for all your sins."

6 They who this word do not believe
This food unworthily receive,
Salvation here will never find--
May we this warning keep in mind!

7 But blest is each believing guest
Who in these promises finds rest;
For Jesus shall in love remain
With all who here His grace obtain.

8 Help us sincerely to believe
That we may worthily receive
Your Supper and in You find rest.
Amen! They who believe are blest.

Text Information
First Line: The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord
Title: The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord
Author (sts. 1-4, 6-8): Haquin Spegel, 1645-1714
Translator (sts. 1-4, 6-8): Olof Olsson, 1841-1900 (alt. )
Meter: L M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: The Lord's Supper; Maundy (Holy) Thursday
Source: St. 5 composite authorship
Tune Information
Meter: L M
Key: F Major
Source: Sammlung alter und neuer...Melodien, 1742; Lutheran Service Book, 2006 (Setting)
Copyright: Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House

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