Body of Jesus, O Sweet Food!   3 comments

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Hymn Source = Christ in Song: Hymns of Immanuel, edited by Philip Schaff D.D. (London, 1870); available via Google Books

The Rt. Rev. Arthur Cleveland Coxe (1818-1896), author of this hymn, was the Episcopal Bishop of Western New York from 1865 to 1896.  The following words date to 1858.



1.  Body of Jesus, O sweet food!

Blood of my Saviour, precious Blood!

On these Thy gifts, Eternal Priest,

Grant Thou my soul in faith to feast.

2.  Weary and faint I thirst and pine

For Thee my Bread, for Thee my Wine,

Till strengthened, as Elijah trod,

I journey to the mount of God.

3.  There clad in white, with crown and palm,

At the great Supper of the Lamb,

Be mine with all Thy saints to rest,

Like him that leaned upon Thy breast.

4.  Saviour, till then, I fain would know

That feast above, by this below,

This Bread of Life, this wondrous food,

Thy body and Thy precious Blood.

Posted September 22, 2010 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist 1800s

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