I hunger and I thirst

I hunger and I thirst

Author: John S. B. Monsell (1866)
Communion Songs
Published in 53 hymnals

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1 I hunger and I thirst;
Jesus, my manna be!
O living Waters, burst
out of the rock for me!

2 O bruised and broken Bread,
my life-long needs supply.
As living souls are fed,
so feed me, or I die.

3 O true life-giving Vine,
let me your goodness prove.
By your life sweeten mine,
refresh my soul with love.

4 For still the desert lies
behind me and before:
O living waters, rise
within me evermore!

Source: Chalice Hymnal #409

Author: John S. B. Monsell

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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First Line: I hunger and I thirst
Author: John S. B. Monsell (1866)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Liturgical Use: Communion Songs



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