199. Zion, to Thy Savior Singing

1 Zion, to thy Savior singing,
to thy Prince and Shepherd bringing
sweetest hymns of love and praise,
thou wilt never reach the measure
of his worth, by all the treasure
of thy most ecstatic lays.

2 Of all wonders that can thrill thee,
and with adoration fill thee,
what than this can greater be,
that himself to thee he giveth?
He that eateth ever liveth,
for the Bread of Life is he.

3 Fill thy lips to overflowing
with sweet praise, his mercy showing,
who this heav'nly table spread:
on this day so glad and holy,
to each longing spirit lowly
giveth he the living Bread.

4 Here the King hath spread his table,
whereon eyes of faith are able
Christ our Passover to trace:
shadows of the law are going,
light and life and truth in flowing,
night to day is giving place.

5 O Good Shepherd, Bread life giving,
us, thy grace and life receiving,
feed and shelter evermore;
thou on earth our weakness guiding,
we in heav'n with thee abiding
with all saints will thee adore.

Text Information
First Line: Zion, to thy Savior singing
Title: Zion, to Thy Savior Singing
Author: Thomas Aquinas (ca. 1260)
Translator: Alexander R. Thompson (1883)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ;
Topic: Bread of Life; Christ: As Shepherd; Lord's Supper (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Gerald F. Cobb, 1838-1904
Key: F Major or modal

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