35. 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 O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
that He may touch mine eyes, and make me see;
show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
and in Thy Book revealed I see Thee, Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Break Thou the bread of life
Title: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Author (sts. 1,2): Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Author (sts. 3, 4): Alexander Groves
Meter: D
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Father: Revealer; Bible; Discipleship
Tune Information
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1877)
Meter: D
Key: D Major
Notes: Higher key, No. 455

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