1 Lord Christ Jesus, our salvation,
every sinner's vindication,
gave us bread in his remembrance
as a sacrifice in semblance.
2 O that bread of yours, how holy,
which, Christ Jesus, you are solely!
Bread, a food so elemental,
yet supremely sacramental.
3 This is gift of sweetest savor,
feast bestowed by heaven's favor,
miracle and meal in union,
wondrous grace of our communion.
4 Hail, O form of God made human,
who God's unity illumine;
each takes pleasure in your being
who through eyes of faith is seeing.
5 No mere bread, but mediator -
God and man, our liberator
while on cross you hung suspended
till your life in flesh had ended.
6 Not enhanced by consecration,
unconsumed, without mutation,
parted not though bread be broken,
you bear godhood's every token.
7 Worthy to be angels' victual,
model for the saints' committal,
you the New Law validated
whom the Old had intimated.
8 O most wholesome balm of healing,
all our debt to sins repealing,
feed us; set us free from evil;
lead us in your light primeval.
9 O what wonders you have rendered
who, O Christ, your self have tendered
through your symbols of redeeming,
wine and brad in likeness seeming.
10 Bread and wine convey your presence
as a mystery in essence.
Yours be praise and adoration
unto every generation! Amen.
|First Line:||Lord Christ Jesus, our salvation|
|Title:||Lord Christ Jesus, Our Salvation|
|Translator:||Dirk French (1993)|
|Topic:||Holy Communion; Christ--Bread of Life; Christ--Intercessor(5 more...)|
|Name:||JESUS CHRISTUS, UNSER HEILAND|
|Arranger:||Dirk French (1993)|
|Source:||15th cent. plainsong.|