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 Saviour’s side!
We faint with thirst; revive us,
Of thine abundance give us,
And all we need provide.
3 O Jesu, 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.
|First Line:||O Food of men wayfaring|
|Latin Title:||O esca viatorum|
|Translator:||Athelstan Riley, 1858-1945|
|Topic:||Sacraments and Other Rites: Holy Communion|
|Source:||Latin, 17th century|
|Copyright:||Tr. By permission of Oxford University Press (from "English Hymnal")|
|Notes:||Now Public Domain|
|Name:||IN ALLEN MEINEN THATEN|
|Source:||18th century German chorale in Zion's Hares, Leipzig, 1855|
|Copyright:||By permission of Canterbury Press Norwich|