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Grant us, Lord, due preparation

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1 Grant us, Lord! due preparation
For Thy blest Supper's celebration;
Come, come, O God! our midst within;
Unto life do Thou enable
Us now in faith t'approach Thy table;
Pronounce us free from death and sin!
O Savior! we are Thine;
Thin let us e'er remain!
Amen! amen!
Praise be to Thee!
In heaven we,
Thy Supper great shall celebrate.

2 Take and eat, the bread of life here offered;
Eterna life by Christ is proffered;
His peace and comfort be with you!
Take, and unto life in heaven
Drink of salvation's cup now given,
Inherit Jesus' kingdom true.
Watch, let your ev'ry breath
Be faithful unto death!
Amen! amen!
Straight is the way,
And few are they
The Judge shall crown and call His own.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran hymnal: with music #261

Author: Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock

Klopstock, Friedrich Gottlieb, the eldest of the 17 children of Gottlob Heinrich Klopstock (then advocate and commissionsrath at Quedlinburg, and after 1735 amtmann at Friedeburg, on the Saale, near Halle), was born at Quedlinburg, July 2, 1724. From 1739 to 1745 he attended the famous school at Schulpforte, near Naumburg (where he conceived the first idea of his Messias); then he entered the University of Jena, in the autumn of 1745, as a student of theology, and the University of Leipzig at Easter, 1746. At Leipzig he made acquaintance with J. A. Cramer (q.v.); and became one of the contributors to the Bremer Beitr├Ąge, in which the first three books of his Messias appeared. In 1748 he became tutor in the house of a merchant named Weiss a… Go to person page >

Translator: Louis Heyl

Heyl, Louis, several of whose translations from the German are in the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Columbus, Ohio, 1880, is a Custom House officer in Philadelphia. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Grant us, Lord, due preparation
German Title: Herr, du wollst sie vollbereiten
Translator: Louis Heyl
Author: Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Worship. 4th ed. #d96

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal #261

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. 9th ed. #a261

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