Number: 506
Title: Deck Yourself, My Soul, with Gladness
Composer: , and John Casper Mattes, 1913; alt.Johann Cruger, 1649
Author: Johann Franck (1618-1677) Trans. Catherine Winkworth, 1863
Theme: Sacraments and Ordinances

1.  Deck yourself, my soul, with gladness,
    Leave behind all gloom and sadness;
    Come into the daylight's splendor,
    There with joy your praises render
    Unto God, whose grace unbounded
    Has this wondrous banquet founded;
    Come, for now the Lord most holy
    Stoops to you in likeness lowly.

2.  Sun, who all my life does brighten;
    Light, who does my soul enlighten;
    Joy, Your wondrous gift bestowing;
    Fount, from which all good is flowing:
    At Your feet I cry, my Maker,
    Let me be a fit partaker
    Of this blessed food from heaven,
    For our good, Your glory given.

3.  Jesus, source of life and pleasure,
    Truest friend and dearest treasure,
    By Your love I am invited,
    Be Your love with love requited.
    From this banquet let me measure,
    Lord, how vast and deep its treasure;
    Through the gifts that here You give me,
    As Your guest in heaven receive me.