The covenant of hope and grace

What higher gift can we inherit?
It is faith’s bond and solid base;
It is the strength of heart and spirit,
The covenant of hope and grace.
Lord, may Thy body and Thy blood
Be for my soul the highest good!

—The Lutheran Hymnal, "I come, O Savior, to Thy Table," 315; cf. Matt. 26:28

via Royal covenants according to Scripture and theologians, revised today.