The communion of the blood of Christ.@1 Corinthians 10:16
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John Brownlie (1857-1925)

Unknown author; translated from Greek to English by John Brownlie, 1907.

Luise, from Praxis Pietatis Melica, by Johann Crüger, 1653 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Johann Crüger (1598-1662)

Let Thy blood in mercy poured,
Let Thy gracious body broken,
Be to me, O gracious Lord,
Of Thy boundless love the token.

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Thou didst give Thyself for me,
Now I give myself to Thee.

Thou didst die that I might live;
Blessèd Lord, Thou cam’st to save me:
All that love of God could give
Jesus by His sorrows gave me.

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By the thorns that crowned Thy brow,
By the spear wound and the nailing,
By the pain and death, I now
Claim, O Christ, Thy love unfailing.

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Wilt Thou own the gift I bring?
All my penitence I give Thee;
Thou art my exalted King,
Of Thy matchless love forgive me.

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