Thy table I approach

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1 Your table I approach;
Dear Savior, hear my prayer.
Let not an unrepentant heart
Prove hurtful to me there.

2 Lord, I confess my sins
And mourn their wretched bands;
A contrite heart is sure to find
Forgiveness at Your hands.

3 Your body and Your blood,
Once slain and shed for me,
Are taken at Your table, Lord,
In blest reality.

4 Search not how this takes place,
This wondrous mystery;
God can accomplish vastly more
Than what we think could be.

5 O grant, most blessed Lord,
That earth and hell combined
May not about this sacrament
Raise doubt within my mind.

6 Oh, may I never fail
To thank You day and night
For Your true body and true blood,
O God, my peace and light.

Source: Lutheran Service Book #628

Translator: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

Author: Gerhard Walther Molanus

Molanus, Gerhard Walther(Wolter) , D.D, son of Wilcke Ludwig van der Muelen or Molanus, syndic and advocate at Hameln on the Weser, was born at Hameln, Nov. 1, 1633 (Oct. 22, O. S.), and studied at the University of Helmstadt. In 1659 he was appointed Professor of Mathematics at the University of Rinteln, but in 1664 extraordinary, and in 1665 ordinary Professor of Theology and D.D. In 1674 he was appointed Director of the Consistory at Hannover and General Superintendent of the Electorate of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and in 1677 (titular) Abbot of Loccum. He died at Hannover, Sept. 7, 1722 (Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, xxii. 86, &c). He was a man of extensive learning, and in his official position wielded a very great influence over the whol… Go to person page >



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Lutheran Service Book #628


Lutheran Worship #249


The Cyber Hymnal #6941

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