...a eucharistic prayer, I still maintain that it is impossible to beat that of the Petri 1531 liturgy. How is this for great thanksgiving to God? [You will note how Divine Service 4 in LSB is deeply indebted to this prayer]
Verily it is meet right and blessed that we should in all places give thanks and praise to Thee, holy Lord, almighty Father, everlasting God for all Thy benefits, and especially for that one that Thou didst unto us, when we all by reason of sins were in so bad a case that nought but damnation and eternal death awaited us, and no creature in heaven or earth could help us, then Thou didst send forth Thine only-begotten Son Jesus Christ, who was of the same divine nature as Thyself, didst suffer Him to become a man for our sake, didst lay our sins upon Him, and didst suffer him to undergo death instead of our all dying eternally, and as He hath overcome death and risen again into life, and now dieth nevermore, so likewise shall all they who put their trust therein overcome sins and death and through Him attain to everlasting life, and for our admonition that we should bear in mind and never forget such His benefit, in the night that He was betrayed celebrated a supper, in which He took the bread in His holy hands, gave thanks to His heavenly father, blessed it, brake it, and gave to His disciples, and said : Take ye and eat, this is My body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me.
Then the priest lifts it up, lays it down again, and takes the cup, saying :—
Likewise also he took the cup in His holy hands, gave thanks to His heavenly father, blessed it and gave to His disciples and said : Take and drink ye all of this, this is the cup of the new testament in My blood, which for you and for many is shed for the remission of sins ; as oft as ye do this, do this in remembrance of Me.
Then he lifts it up and sets it down again.
Afterwards is read or sung.
Holy, holy, holy, Lord God of Sabaoth, heaven and earth are full of Thy glory, hosanna in the highest, Blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord, hosanna in the highest.