1 Lord Jesus, who before Thy passion,
Distressed and sorrowful to death,
To us the fruits of Thy oblation
In Thy last supper didst bequesth,
Accept our praise, Thou bounteous Giver
Of life to every true believer.
2 As oft as we enjoy this blessing,
Each sacred token doth declare
Thy dying love, all thoughts surpassing;
And while we Thee in memory bear
At each returning celebration,
WE show Thy death for our salvation.
3 That bond of love, that mystic union,
By which to Thee, our Head, we’re joined,
Is closer drawn at each communion;
By love inspired we know Thy mind,
And feeding on Thy death and merit,
Are rendered one with Thee in spirit.
Rambach, Johann Jakob, D.D., son of Hans Jakob Rambach, cabinet maker at Halle on the Saale, was born at Halle, Feb. 24, 1693. In 1706 he left school and entered his father's workshop, but, in the autumn of 1707, he dislocated his ankle. During his illness he turned again to his schoolbooks; the desire for learning reawoke; and on his recovery, early in 1708, he entered the Latin school of the Orphanage at Halle (Glaucha). On Oct. 27, 1712, he matriculated at the University of Halle as a student of medicine, but soon turned his attention to theology. He became specially interested in the study of the Old Testament under J. H. Michaelis. In May 1715 he became one of Michaelis's assistants in preparing his edition of the Hebrew Bible, for whi… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord Jesus, Who Before Thy PassionFirst Line: Lord Jesus, Who before Thy passionTune Title: SACRAMENTAuthor: Johann Jakob Rambach, 1693-1735; William OkelyDate: 1969Subject: The Church's Life and Work | The Lord's Supper
Display Title: Lord Jesus, who before thy passionFirst Line: Lord Jesus, who before thy passionTune Title: SACRAMENTAuthor: Johann Jakob Rambach, 1693-1735Date: 1920Subject: Bread of Life | ; Christ | Love of; Lord's Supper |