God’s Goodness for the Poor. Ps. 68. 10
J. Hart 8.7.
O how good our gracious God is!
What rich feasts does he provide!
Bread and wine to feed our bodies;
But much more is signified:
All his sheep (amazing wonder!)
Feeds he with his flesh and blood;
Where’s the power can ever sunder
Souls united thus to God?
When we take the sacred symbols
Of his body, bread and wine;
While the heart relents and trembles,
We rejoice with joy divine;
Jesus makes the weakest able,
Feeds us with his flesh and blood;
Needy beggars at his table
Are the welcome guests of God.
Cease thy fears, then, weak believer;
Jesus Christ is still the same,
Yesterday, today, for ever,
Saviour is his unctuous name;
Lowliness of heart, and meekness
To the bleeding Lamb belong;
Trust to him, and by thy weakness
Thou shalt prove that Christ is strong.