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42. Because Thy mercy is so great

I
Because Thy mercy is so great,
Lord, think upon my needy state,
And deign to give the help I need,—
The Bread of Life my soul to feed.

II
They cannot live whose souls are fed
On what this foolish world calls bread;
For lack of food the spirit sighs,
And, weak and weary, faints and dies.

III
O may the hidden manna give
The strength I need that I may live;
And may that life be spent for Thee
Who came and lived on earth for me.

IV
O Jesus Christ, the living Bread,
Now at the table Thou hast spread,
Think of me in my utmost need,
And let me on Thy bounties feed.

Text Information
First Line: Because Thy mercy is so great
Title: Because Thy mercy is so great
Translator: John Brownlie (1907)
Meter: 8,8,8,8
Language: English
Publication Date: 1907
Topic: Aspirations
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