Scripture Verse

The communion of the blood of Christ. 1 Corinthians 10:16

Introduction

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John Brownlie
(1857–1925)

Words: Un­known au­thor. Trans­lat­ed from Greek to Eng­lish by John Brown­lie, 1907.

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

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Johann Crüger
(1598–1662)

Lyrics

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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