The tenth song
Is a thanksgiving after Holy Communion
Soul’s shepherd, Jesu, thanks to thee
And for thy death, soul’s remedy
Whereby thou rescuedst me.
Thy body and thy blood I’d praise,
My soul’s delight;
The meat and drink that can erase
The serpent’s hate and bite.
I still can taste how sweet thou art
To mouth and mind,
Yet hold thee closest in my heart,
Where thou hast been enshrined.
You worldly lusts depart from me,
I never more,
No nevermore your friend shall be,
But bring you to God’s law.
O JEsu, let thy body’s bread
And blood-filled bowl,
Refresh me even until death,
Then I’ll have reached my goal.