Before to his sad death he went

Representative Text

1 Before to His sad death He went
Jesus ordained the Sacrament.
His flesh and blood thro' power divine
Is in, with, under, bread ad wine.

2 The Sacrament gives grace and life
To quit ourselves like men in strife.
Against all sin, affliction, need,
It gives us health and strength indeed.

3 Lord, with this bread grant us such good;
Refresh us with Thy precious blood.
That stills the thirst of our faint soul
And makes our spirits strong and whole.

4 O Christ, grant Thou in grace that we
May now receive Thee worthily.
Forbid it, Lord! that we receive
Thee unto judgment. Let us live!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #263a

Text Information

First Line: Before to his sad death he went
Source: G. Vogler's Katechismus, 1625; Tr. Anon. Ohio Synod Hymnal, 1880
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #263

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #263a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #263b

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a263

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