Scripture Verse

We being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread. 1 Corinthians 10:17


Henry E. Jacobs

Words: Hen­ry E. Ja­cobs, 1910.

Music: Herr Je­su Christ Can­ti­o­nale Ger­ma­ni­cum (Dres­den, Ger­ma­ny: 1628) (🔊 pdf nwc).


Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
That we may feed on Thee today;
Beneath these forms of bread and wine
Enrich us with Thy grace divine.

The chastened peace of sin forgiv’n,
The filial joy of heirs of Heav’n,
Grant as we share this wondrous food
Thy body broken and Thy blood.

Our trembling hearts cleave to Thy Word;
All Thou hast said Thou dost afford,
All that Thou art we here receive,
And all we are to Thee we give.

One bread, one cup, one body, we
United by our life in Thee,
Thy love proclaim till Thou shalt come
To bring Thy scattered loved ones home.

Lord Jesus Christ, we humbly pray
To keep us steadfast to that day
That each may be Thy welcomed guest
When Thou shalt spread Thy heavenly feast.