The metaphor of journeying people is found in the Old Testament story of the Exodus, for example, in Exodus 12:1-42 et. al., with references in Hebrews 11:13-16 and I Peter 2:11.
Stanza 3 – the bread is referenced in Exodus 16:13-36, John 6:35-40, 51, and at the Lord’s Supper institution in Matthew 26:26-29 and I Corinthians 11:23-26.
Stanza 4 – the presence of Christ is found promised in Deuteronomy 31:6 and Hebrews 13:5-6.
Both stanza 3 and the refrain speak of the Lord’s Table with “the bread that God provides…at the holy feast of God.” This reminder leads us to focus on the truth of Belgic Confession, Article 35, which professes Christ as the “living bread,” and Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 29, Question and Answer 79, which professes that to believe this truth is “the true food and drink of our souls for eternal life.”
Stanza 5 speaks of “those who truly seek for justice”; similarly, the Belhar Confession, Section 4 reveals God as the one who “wishes to bring about justice and true peace among people.”
Stanza 3 speaks not only of nourishment for the body but also of nourishment for our unity. There are similar echoes in Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 38 when it notes that the Holy Spirit not only feeds us but ”binds us to each other as we share one loaf and cup.” In addition, Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 28, Question and Answer 76 professes that when God’s children eat and drink “we are united more and more to Christ’s blessed body.”