4813. O Food of Men Wayfaring

1. O food of men wayfaring,
The bread of angels sharing,
O manna from on high!
We hunger; Lord, supply us,
Nor Thy delights deny us,
Whose hearts to Thee draw nigh.

2. O stream of love past telling,
O purest fountain, welling
From out the Savior’s side!
We faint with thirst; revive us,
Of Thine abundance give us,
And all we need provide.

3. O Jesus, by Thee bidden,
We here adore Thee, hidden
’Neath forms of bread and wine.
Grant when the veil is riven,
We may behold, in heaven,
Thy countenance divine.

Text Information
First Line: O food of men wayfaring
Title: O Food of Men Wayfaring
Latin Title: O esca viatorum
Author: Unknown (1661)
Translator (from Latin): J. Athelstan Riley
Meter: 77.67.76
Language: English
Source: translation in The English Hymnal (London: Oxford University Press, 1906), number 321
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: IN ALLEN MEINEN THATEN, Davidisches Harfen und Psalterspiel, 1744
Tune Information
Composer: Louis Bourgeois (1549)
Meter: 77.67.76
Incipit: 11177 13235 57543
Key: e minor
Copyright: Public Domain

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