1 Your table I approach;
Dear Savior, hear my prayer.
Let not an unrepentant heart
Prove hurtful to me there.
2 Lord, I confess my sins
And mourn their wretched bands;
A contrite heart is sure to find
Forgiveness at Your hands.
3 Your body and Your blood,
Once slain and shed for me,
Are taken at Your table, Lord,
In blest reality.
4 Search not how this takes place,
This wondrous mystery;
God can accomplish vastly more
Than what we think could be.
5 O grant, most blessed Lord,
That earth and hell combined
May not about this sacrament
Raise doubt within my mind.
6 Oh, may I never fail
To thank You day and night
For Your true body and true blood,
O God, my peace and light.
Translator: Matthias Loy, 1828-1915
Author: Gerhard Walter Molanus, 1633-1722
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 11:23-29; Luke 5:31-32; Mark 2:17; 1 Corinthians 10:16; Romans 11:33-36
Tune : ST. MICHAEL
Source: The Lutheran Hymnal, 1941 (Setting); Trente quatre Pseaumes de David, Geneva, 1551, ed. Louis Bourgeois
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