480. O Bread of Life from Heaven

1 O bread of life from heaven,
O food to pilgrims given,
O manna from above:
feed with the blessed sweetness
of your divine completeness
the souls that want and need your love.

2 O fount of grace redeeming,
O river ever streaming
from Jesus' wounded side:
come now, your love bestowing
on thirsting souls, and flowing
till all are fully satisfied.

3 We love you, Jesus, tender,
in all your hidden splendor
within these means of grace.
Oh, let the veil be riven,
and our clear eye in heaven
behold your glory face to face.

Text Information
First Line: O bread of life from heaven
Title: O Bread of Life from Heaven
Original Language: Latin
Translator (st. 2): Philip Schaff, 1819-1893
Translator (sts. 1, 3): Hugh T. Henry, 1862-1946
Meter: 7 7 6 7 7 8
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Expanded Images for God; Holy Communion
Source: Latin hymn, c. 1661
Tune Information
Composer: Heinrich Isaac, 1450-1517
Arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 7 7 6 7 7 8
Key: F Major

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