I am the living bread which came down from Heaven: If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.@John 6:51
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Johann Rist (1607-1667)

Johann Rist, 1654, cento (Du Lebensbrot, Herr Jesu Christ); translated from German to English by Arthur T. Russell, 1851, alt.

Herr, Wie Du Willst Deutsch Kirchenamt (Strassburg, 1525) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lord Jesus Christ, Thou living bread,
May I for mine possess Thee.
I would with heav’nly 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.

Thou me to pastures green dost guide,
To quiet waters lead me;
Thy table Thou dost well provide
And from Thy hand dost feed me.
Sin, weakness, and infirmity
Am I; O Savior, give to me
The cup of Thy salvation.

O bread of Heav’n, 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.

I merit not Thy favor, Lord,
Sin now upon me lieth;
Beneath my burden, self-abhorred,
To Thee my spirit crieth.
In all my grief this comforts me,
That Thou on sinners graciously,
Lord Jesus, hast compassion.