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Come humble soul, receive the food

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1 Come, humble soul, receive the food
Your Savior offers here,
Believe, and taste that He is good,
And fain each soul would cheer.

2 Deem not that you to heav'n can rise,
To meet your Savior there;
He comes in mercy from the skies
That you His bliss may share.

3 Here we commune with Him who died,
Us pow'r o'er death to give;
The life of Him now glorified
We here receive, and live.

4 For 'tis His body that we eat,
His precious blood we drink,
To make us for His mansions meet,
And save from ruin's brink.

5 He ever lives, and only he
In whom the Lord abides;
And here, that He in us may be,
He richest food provides.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #45

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come humble soul, receive the food
Author: Matthias Loy
Language: English
Refrain First Line: There's room enough in heaven for you
Copyright: Public Domain


EVAN (Havergal)

This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list.

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DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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American Lutheran Hymnal #45

Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d49

Compilation of Hymns for the Use of the Churches of the Christian Union #d119

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #268

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #268a

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Evangelical Lutheran hymnal #268b

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a268

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