1 O Jesus, bruised and wounded more
Than bursted grape, or bread of wheat,
The Life of life within our souls,
The Cup of our salvation sweet!
2 We come to show Thy dying hour,
Thy streaming vein, Thy broken flesh;
And still the blood is warm to save.
And still the fragrant wounds are fresh.
3 O Heart! that with a double tide
Of blood and water maketh pure,
O Flesh! once offered on the cross,
The gift that makes our pardon sure;
4 Let never more our sinful souls
The anguish of Thy cross renew;
Nor forge again the cruel nails
That pierced Thy victim body through.
5 Come, Bread of heaven, to feed our souls.
And with Thee, Jesus enter in!
Come, Wine of God! and as we drink,
His precious blood wash out our sin!
Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #428
|First Line:||O Jesus, bruised and wounded more|
|Author:||Cecil Frances Alexander|
O Jesus bruised and Grounded more. Cecil F. Alexander. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in her work, The Legend of the Golden Prayers and other Poems, 1859, p. 143, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Communion Hymn.” In the Lyra Anglicana, 1865, it was given as Pt. ii. of the hymn "He cometh, on yon hallowed board," Pt. i. being an addition of 6 stanzas to the original hymn. Each of these "Parts" is in common use as a separate hymn, the second part being the more popular of the two.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)