Lord Jesus, thou art truly good

Lord Jesus, thou art truly good

Translator: E. Cronenwett; Author: Samuel Kinner
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Lord Jesus, Thou art truly good!
Thou spread'st for our salvation
Thy body and Thy blood as food,
And giv'st us invitation;
As weary souls, with sin oppressed,
We come to Thee for needed rest,
For counsel and forgiveness.

2 Thou say'st: "This is my body; eat,
And orally receive Me!
This is My blood; drink all of it,
And henceforth never leave Me!"
Thou art almighty, and with Thee
Impossible is nothing.

3 Although my reason cannot see
How in so many places
Thy body at a time may be,
Yet faith Thy Word embraces.
How it can be I leave to Thee,
Thy Word alone sufficeth me;
For Thou wilt that we trust it.

4 Lord, I believe in simple trust,
Strength in my weakness give me,
For I am nought but sinful dust,
Nor of Thy Word bereave me!
Thy Baptism, Supper, and Thy Word,
My consolation are, O Lord,
For they contain my treasure.

5 Grant that we worthily receive
Thy Supper, Lord, our Savior,
That for our sins we truly grieve,
And prove by our behavior
That we obtained Thy saving grace,
And trust in it throughout our days;
Then will our life be godly.

6 For Thy consoling Supper, Lord,
Be praised throughout all ages!
Preserve it, for with one accord
The world against it rages.
Grant that Thy body and Thy blood
May be my comfort and sweet food
In my last moments. Amen.

Source: Hymnal and Prayer Book: compiled by the Lutheran Church Board for Army and Navy of the Ev. Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and other states, and of the joint Ev. Lutheran Synod of...(3rd. ed.) #43

Translator: E. Cronenwett

Cronenwett, Emmanuel, a Lutheran Pastor at Butler, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., contributed to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal, Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and other States, 1880, in addition to 20 translations from the German, the following original hymns, some of which rank with the best in the collection:— 1. A holy state is wedded life. Domestic Worship. 2. Faith is wisdom from on high. Faith. 3. Heavenly Father, Jesus taught us. Prayer. 4. Lord, Thine omniscience I adore. Omniscience. 5. O Triune God, Thy blessing great. Domestic Worship. 6. Of omniscient grace I sing. Omniscience. 7. Of Zion's honour angels sing. Ordination. 8. The precepts of the word are pure.… Go to person page >

Author: Samuel Kinner

Kinner, Samuel, was a native of Breslau, and after he had graduated M.D. was for some time a physician there. He then entered the service of the Duke of Liegnitz-Brieg as Rath and Court Physician, and died at Brieg, Aug. 10, 1668, at the age of 65 (J. H. Cunradus's Silesia Togata, Liegnitz, 1706, p. 150). One hymn ascribed to him has been translated, viz.:— Herr Jesu Christ, du hast bereit. Holy Communion. In Jeremias Weber's Gesang-Buch, Leipzig, 1638, p. 394, in 8 st. of 7 l, entitled " A beautiful hymn on the Supper of the Lord. Samuel Kinner." In Burg's Gesang-Buch, Breslau, 1746, No. 1665, entitled "For worthy reception, before Holy Communion." Translated as:— Lord Jesus, Thou art truly good. A full and good translation by E. C… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lord Jesus, thou art truly good
German Title: Herr Jesu Christ, du hast bereitet
Author: Samuel Kinner
Translator: E. Cronenwett
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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