Text: © 2006, alt. 2022
Meter: 87 87 887
Oh, bless the Lord! My soul give praise
To God, my sole salvation!
His mercy lasts to endless days
And covers all transgression;
E’en though oft forsake His name
He still shall love me all the same
And take me unto heaven.
O praise the Son who came to earth,
To win for me salvation;
He took my flesh in virgin birth,
Yet was without transgression.
Throughout His life He was despised
E’en when He was most glorified
Upon the cross of glory!
O Savior, please give unto me
The fruits of Thy dear Passion.
From all my sin, Lord, set me free;
From it Thy face keep hidden!
It was all washed away in blood
Found in Baptism’s saving flood
Through Word bound unto water.
We come unto Thy table Lord
To eat and drink salvation.
We trust completely in Thy word
And taint not its def’nition
It is indeed what Thou hast said;
That with Thy body we are fed,
And drink Thy blood shed for us.
May this be for our comfort Lord
As we go out to serve Thee
Strenghten’d and quicken’d by Thy word
And trusting in Thy mercy.
Yet when I sin, let Me find peace
That trusting Thee I shall not cease
To cling unto Thy merit.