The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord

The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord We celebrate with one accord

Author: Haqvin Spegel; Translator: O. Olsson
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord,
We celebrate with one accord;
It is our comfort in distress,
Our heart's sweet joy and happiness.

2 He blotted out with His own blood
The judgment that against us stood;
He full atonement for us made,
And all our debt He fully paid.

3 That this is now and ever true
He gives an earnest ever new:
In this His holy Supper here
We taste His love so sweet, so near.

4 His Word proclaims, and we believe.
That in this Supper we receive
His very body, as He said,
His very blood for sinners shed.

5 A precious food is this indeed,--
It never fails us in our need--
A heav'nly manna for our soul
Until we safely reach our goal.

6 O blest is each believing guest
Who in this promise finds His rest,
For Jesus will in love abide
With those who do in Him confide.

7 The guest that comes with true intent
To turn to God and to repent,
To live for Christ, to die to sin,
Will thus a holier life begin.

8 They who His Word do not believe,
This food unworthily receive,
Salvation here will never find--
May we this warning keep in mind!

9 O Jesus Christ, our Brother dear,
Unto Thy cross we now draw near;
Thy sacred wounds indeed make whole
A wounded and benighted soul.

10 Help us sincerely to believe
That we may worthily receive
Thy Supper and in Thee find rest.
Amen! All who believe are blest.

Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary, 1996

Author: Haqvin Spegel

Haquin Spegel (Haqvin) (14 June 1645 – 17 April 1714), born Håkan Spegel in Ronneby in Blekinge (today in Sweden), was a religious author and hymn writer who held several bishop's seats. See also in: Wikipedia  Go to person page >

Translator: O. Olsson

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Text Information

First Line: The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord We celebrate with one accord
Title: The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord
Swedish Title: Wår Herres Jesu Kristi död
Author: Haqvin Spegel
Translator: O. Olsson
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



Various forms of GOTTLOB are found in a number of collections of old German melodies. One form of the tune appeared in Johann G. Wagner's Sammlung alter und neuer (1742) with the burial hymn "Gottlob, es geht nunmehr zum Ende" ("Thanks Be to God; My End Is Near Me"). Although only the first line of…

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