1 Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as once you broke the loaves beside the sea.
Beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord;
my spirit waits for you, O living Word.
2 Bless your own Word of truth, dear Lord, to me,
as when you blessed the bread by Galilee.
Then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall;
and I shall find my peace, my All in all!
3 You are the bread of life, dear Lord, to me;
your holy Word the truth that rescues me.
Give me to eat and live with you above;
teach me to love your truth, for you are love.
4 O send your Spirit now, dear Lord, to me,
that he may touch my eyes and make me see.
Show me the truth made plain within your Word,
for in your book revealed I see the Lord.
|First Line:||Break now the bread of life|
|Title:||Break Now the Bread of Life|
|Author:||Mary A. Lathbury, 1841-1913|
|Author (vs. 3-4):||Alexander Groves, 1842-1909|
|Scripture:||Matthew 15:29-38; John 8:32; Mark 14:13-21; Isaiah 26:9; John 6:1-13; Mark 10:46; Psalm 63:1; John 5:39; Mark 8:24; John 1:14; Mark 6:35-44; John 9:25; Luke 9:12-17|
|Name:||BREAD OF LIFE|
|Composer:||William F. Sherwin, 1826-1888|