1 Lord Jesus Christ, life-giving Bread,
May I in grace possess You.
Let me with holy food be fed,
In hunger I address You.
Prepare me well for You, O Lord,
And, humbly by my prayer implored,
Give me Your grace and mercy.
2 To pastures green, Lord, safely guide,
To restful waters lead me;
Your table well for me provide,
Your wounded hand now feed me.
Though weary, sinful, sick, and weak,
Refuge in You alone I seek,
To share Your cup of healing.
3 O bread of heav'n, my soul's delight,
For full and free remission
I come with prayer before Your sight
In sorrow and contrition.
Your rightousness, Lord, cover me
That I receive You worthily,
Assured of Your full pardon.
4 I do not merit favor, Lord,
My weight of sin would break me;
In all my guilty heart's discord,
O Lord, do not forsake me.
In my distress this comforts me
That You receive me graciously,
O Christ, my Lord of mercy!
Rist, Johann, son of Kaspar Rist, pastor at Ottensen, near Hamburg, was born at Ottensen, March 8, 1607, and from his birth was dedicated to the ministry. After passing through the Johanneum at Hamburg and the Gymnasium Illustre at Bremen, he matriculated, in his 21st year, at the University of Rinteln, and there, under Josua Stegmann (q. v.), he received an impulse to hymn-writing. On leaving Rinteln he acted as tutor to the sons of a Hamburg merchant, accompanying them to the University of Rostock, where he himself studied Hebrew, Mathematics and also Medicine.
During his residence at Rostock the terrors, of the Thirty Years War almost emptied the University, and Rist himself also lay there for weeks ill of the pestilence. After his r… Go to person page >
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Living BreadFirst Line: Lord Jesus Christ, Thou living BreadTune Title: HERR, WIE DU WILLSTAuthor: J. Rist, 1607-67; A. T. Russell, 1806-74Meter: 87 87 887Date: 1996
Display Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving BreadFirst Line: Lord Jesus Christ, life-giving breadTune Title: HERR, WIE DU WILLSTAuthor: Johann Rist, 1607-67; Arthur T. Russell, 1806-74Meter: 87 87 887Scripture: John 6:33-35; John 6:48-51; 1 Timothy 1:15-16; 1 Corinthians 11:23-26; Psalm 23Date: 2006Subject: The Lord's Supper |
Display Title: Lord Jesus Christ, Life-Giving BreadFirst Line: Lord Jesus Christ, life-giving breadTune Title: AUS TIEFER NOT IIAuthor: Arthur T. Russell, 1806-74; Johann Rist, 1607-67Meter: 87 87 887Date: 1982Subject: The Lord's Supper |