5. Break Thou the Bread of Life

1. Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
As Thou didst break 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 art love.

4. Oh, 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 the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me
Title: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Author (stanzas 3-4): Alexander Groves
Author: Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2013
Tune Information
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1877)
Incipit: 31356 53132 31356
Key: E♭ Major

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