1 Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as thou didst breaj the loaves beside the sea;
beyond the sacred page I seek thee, Lord,
my spirit pants for thee, O living Word.
2 Bless thou the truth, dear Lord, to me, to me,
as thou didst bless the bread by Galilee;
then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall;
and I shall find my peace, my All in all.
3 Thou art the bread of life, O Lord, to me,
thy holy Word the truth that saveth me;
give me to eat and live with thee above;
teach me to love thy truth, for thou are love.
4 O send thy Spirit,Lord, now unto me,
that he may touch my eyes and make me see:
show me the truth concealed within thy Word,
and in thy book revealed I see thee, Lord.
|First Line:||Break thou the bread of life|
|Title:||Break Thou the Bread of Life|
|Author (st. 1-2):||Mary A. Lathbury (1877)|
|Author (st. 3-4):||Alexander Groves (1913)|
|Scripture:||John 1:14; John 5:39; John 6:1-13; John 8:32; Matthew 15:29-38; Mark 6:35-44; Mark 14:13-21|
|Name:||BREAD OF LIFE|
|Composer:||William F. Sherwin (1877)|