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Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray That we may feed on Thee today

Author: Henry Eyster Jacobs
Published in 12 hymnals

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1 Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
That we may feast on You today;
Beneath these forms of bread and wine
Enrich us with Your grace divine.

2 Give us, who share this wondrous food,
Your body broken and Your blood,
The grateful peace of sins forgiv'n,
The certain joys of heirs of heav'n.

3 By faith Your Word has made us bold
To seize the gift of love retold;
All that You are we here receive,
And all we are to You we give.

4 One bread, one cup, one body, we,
Rejoicing in our unity,
Proclaim Your love until You come
To bring Your scattered loved ones home.

5 Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray:
O keep us steadfast till that day
When each may be Your welcomed guest
In heaven's high and holy feast.



Source: Lutheran Service Book #623

Author: Henry Eyster Jacobs

Born: November 10, 1844, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Died: July 7, 1932, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Eyster was a graduate of Gettysburg College (1862), and Gettysburg Seminary (1865). While at seminary, he served on the United States Christian Commission in Virginia and Maryland (1864-65). He also attended Thiel College, Greenville, Pennsylvania (DD 1877, LLD 1892) and Muhlenberg College (STD 1907). He later served as principal of Thiel Hall, Monaca, Pennsylvania; as Franklin Professor of Latin and History at the Ministerium of Pennsylvania, Gettysburg College (1870-80); and president of the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Luth… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray That we may feed on Thee today
Title: Lord Jesus Christ, We Humbly Pray
Author: Henry Eyster Jacobs
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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The Cyber Hymnal #3834
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Instances

Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #286
Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #311Text
Lutheran Service Book #623TextPage Scan
Lutheran Worship #250Text
The Cyber Hymnal #3834TextScoreAudio
Include 7 pre-1979 instances
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