Immanuel Lutheran High School, College, and Seminary
Eau Claire, WI

2020-03-31 ILC Chapel — Eat and Drink — Tomorrow…

2020 Chapels -
Eat and Drink — Tomorrow We LIVE!

 

Date : 2020-03-31
Speaker : Professor John Reim
Matthew 26:26-29
And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”

27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”

Hymn: TLH 305, st. 1-5,9: Soul, Adorn Thyself with Gladness

Hymnary.org Organ Audio

1. Soul, adorn thyself with gladness, 
Leave behind all gloom and sadness; 
Come into the daylight’s splendor, 
There with joy thy praises render 
Unto Him whose grace unbounded 
Hath this woundrous supper founded. 
High o’er all the heavens He reigneth, 
Yet to dwell with thee He deigneth. 

2. Hasten as a bride to meet Him 
And with loving reverence greet Him; 
For with words of life immortal 
Now He knocketh at thy portal. 
Haste to ope the gates before Him, 
Saying, while thou dost adore Him, 
Suffer, Lord, that I receive Thee, 
And I nevermore will leave Thee. 

3. He who craves a precious treasure 
Neither cost nor pain will measure; 
But the priceless gifts of heaven 
God to us hath freely given. 
Though the wealth of earth were proffered, 
Naught would buy the fits here offered: 
Christ’s true body, for thee riven, 
And His blood, for thee once given. 

4. Ah, how hungers all my spirit 
For the love I do not merit! 
Oft have I, with sighs fast thronging, 
Thought upon this food with longing, 
In the battle well-nigh worsted, 
For this cup of life have thirsted, 
For the Friend who here invites us 
And to God Himself unites us. 

5. In my heart I find ascending 
Holy awe, with rapture blending, 
As this mystery I ponder, 
Filling all my soul with wonder, 
Bearing witness at this hour 
Of the greatness of Thy power; 
Far beyond all human telling 
Is the power within Him dwelling. 

9. Jesus, Bread of Life, I pray Thee, 
Let me gladly here obey Thee. 
By Thy love I am invited, 
Be Thy love with love requited; 
From this Supper let me measure, 
Lord, how vast and deep love’s treasure. 
Though the gifts Thou here dost give me 
As Thy guest in heaven receive me.