O Lord, thou living bread from heaven

O Lord, thou living bread from heaven

Author: Friedrich Christian Heyder
Tune: WER WEISS, WIE NAHE
Published in 1 hymnal

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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 >

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