300. O Food of men wayfaring

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.

Text Information
First Line: O Food of men wayfaring
Latin Title: O esca viatorum
Translator: Athelstan Riley, 1858-1945
Meter: 776 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
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
Tune Information
Meter: 776 D
Key: F Major
Source: 18th century German chorale in Zion's Hares, Leipzig, 1855
Copyright: By permission of Canterbury Press Norwich

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