O Lord, thou living bread from heaven

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1. O Lord, Thou living Bread from heaven,
With hungry soul I come to Thee;
Thy flesh and blood, here freely given,
Are meat and drink indeed for me.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

2. May I at Thy communion table
Be welcomed as a worthy guest;
Do Thou by grace my soul enable
Devoutly, Lord, in Thee to rest.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

3. Unworthy as a sinful being,
I turn to Thee, my Shepherd true;
Thy straying lamb in danger seeing,
Thou wilt Thy love for me renew.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

4. As deadly poison help me banish
All wicked tho'ts that lurk within;
Bid ev'ry evil passion vanish,
And let me, Lord, be dead to sin.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

5 The curse of sin most deeply feeling,
I come to Thee for peace and rest;
To me Thy grace and mercy sealing,
O make me, Lord, Thy worthy guest.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

6 This Supper may in truth be rated
As Thy last will and testament;
It shows Thy love still unabated,
Though every day profusely spent.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

7 It is the best of all good treasure,
Of faith and hope the surest base,
The fount of purest joy and pleasure,
The pledge of God's unfathomed grace.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.

8 This sacred feast brings wealth of rapture
To all who are contrite of heart,
And those whom Satan fain would capture
Are rescued when from life they part.
Lord Jesus, let this precious food
Redound to my eternal good.



Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #50

Author: Friedrich Christian Heyder

Born: 1677, Merseburg, Germany. Heyder was a deacon in Merseburg, and in 1706 became pastor in Zörbig (near Halle), where he served 35 years. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Translator: Herman H. Brueckner

Born: March 11, 1866, Grundy County, Iowa (birth name: Herman Heinrich Moritz Brueckner). Died: January 25, 1942, Hebron, Nebraska (funeral held in Beatrice, Nebraska). Buried: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Waverly, Iowa. After ordination in 1888, Brueckner pastored in Illinois, Michigan, Kentucky, and Wisconsin. He later moved to Iowa City, Iowa, and received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University in 1917. In 1926, he joined the faculty of Hebron College in Nebraska. In 1938, Wartburg Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, conferred an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree on him. He retired as professor emeritus from Hebron College in 1941. Sources: Erickson, p. 254 Findagrave, accessed 14 Nov 2016 Hustad, p. 213 Stulken, p.… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Lord, thou living bread from heaven
German Title: Ich komm' zu deinem Abendmahle
Translator: Herman H. Brueckner (1925)
Author: Friedrich Christian Heyder
Language: English

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