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
|First Line:||Lord Jesus, thou art truly good|
|German Title:||Herr Jesu Christ, du hast bereitet|