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;
For us He full atonement made,
And all our debt He fully paid.
3 That this forever true shall be
He gives a solemn guarantee:
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 We dare not ask how this can be,
But simply hold the mystery
And trust this word where life begins;
"Given and shed for all your sins."
6 They who this word do not believe,
This food unworthily receive,
Salvation here will never find--
May we this warning keep in mind!
7 But blest is each believing guest
Who in these promises finds rest;
For Jesus shall in love remain
With all who here His grace obtain.
8 Help us sincerely to believe
That we may worthily receive
Your Supper and in You find rest.
Amen! They who believe are blest.
|First Line:||The death of Jesus Christ, our Lord|
|Title:||The Death of Jesus Christ, Our Lord|
|Translator (sts. 1-4, 6-8):||Olof Olsson, 1841-1900|
|Author (sts. 1-4, 6-8):||Haquin Spegel, 1645-1714|
|Scripture:||Matthew 26:26-29; 1 Corinthians 11:27-29; 1 Corinthians 10:16; 1 Peter 1:18-19|
|Topic:||The Lord's Supper; Maundy (Holy) Thursday|
|Source:||St. 5 composite authorship|
|Name:||GOTTLOB, ES GEHT NUNMEHR ZU ENDE|
|Key:||F Major or modal|
|Source:||Sammlung alter und neuer...Melodien, 1742; Lutheran Service Book, 2006 (Setting)|
|Copyright:||Setting © 2006, Concordia Publishing House|