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54. Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken

Bread of the world, in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,
by whom the words of life were spoken,
and in whose death our sins are dead:
look on the heart by sorrow broken,
look on the tears by sinners shed;
and be thy feast to us the token
that by thy grace our souls are fed.


Pain vivant donné pour nos âmes,
vin pour nos êtres répandu,
paroles d'amour et de flammes,
mort où l'espoir nous est rendu;
vois notre destin misérable,
les pleurs versés sur nos malheurs,
nourris-nous à ta sainte table
par ta bonté, par tes douleurs.

Text Information
First Line: Bread of the world, in mercy broken (Pain vivant donné pour nos âmes)
Title: Bread of the World, in Mercy Broken
Author: Reginald Heber (1783-1826)
Translator: Henri Chapieu (19??-)
Meter: 98 98D
Language: French; English
Publication Date: 1998
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Eucharist; Bread; Lent (season)
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Meter: 98 98D
Key: G Major
Source: Strasbourg, 1545; Geneva, 1551
Copyright: Harm. © Oxford University Press
Notes: Alt setting and lower key 165, 316

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