Exodus 16 speaks of the provision of manna for the Israelites' hunger in the wilderness (stanza 1).
Matthew 5:6 points to the hungering for righteousness.
John 6:35-51 points to Jesus as the living bread (stanza 3).
Psalm 34:8 reminds us that “God is good” (stanza 1-3).
God calls his children from many sources, languages, nations, and from a variety of social standings and personal needs. The Confessions are very clear on this. Belgic Confession teaches in Article 27, “This holy church is not confined, bound, or limited to a certain place or certain people.” Our World Belongs to God, paragraph 30 reminds us, “The Spirit gathers people from every tongue, tribe and nation...” and in paragraph 34 teaches that “all are welcome…the homeless…the broken…the sinner…the despised…the least…and the last…”
“Hunger,” “taste,” and “see” in this song point to the experience of being nourished at the table. The theme of the Lord’s Supper throughout the confessions is that of nourishment for our spirits. Belgic Confession, Article 35 speaks of the nourishment of our new “spiritual and heavenly” life within us, and Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 29, Question and Answer 79, speaks of the “true food and drink of our souls for eternal life.”