Lord Jesus Christ, Thou Living Bread
Johann Rist, 1654; German text
|Lord Jesus Christ, Thou living Bread,|
May I for mine possess Thee.
I would with heavenly food be fed;
Descend, refresh, and bless me.
Now make me meet for Thee, O Lord;
Now, humbly by my heart implored,
Grant me Thy grace and mercy.
2. Thou me to pastures green dost guide,
|3. O Bread of heaven, my soul's Delight,|
For full and free remission
With prayer I come before Thy sight,
In sorrow and contrition.
With faith adorn my soul that I
May to Thy table now draw nigh
With Thine own preparation.
5. I merit not Thy favor, Lord,