902. Break Thou the Bread of Life

1 Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
As Thou didst break the loaves beside the sea;
Beyond the sacred page I seek Thee, Lord;
My spirit pants for Thee, O living Word!

2 Bless Thou the truth, dear Lord, to me, to me,
As Thou didst bless the bread by Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace, my all in all.

3 Thou art the bread of life, O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth that saveth me;
Give me to eat and live with Thee above;
Teach me to love Thy truth, for Thou art love.

4 Oh, send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
That He may touch my eyes, and make me see:
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed I see the Lord.

Text Information
First Line: Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me
Title: Break Thou the Bread of Life
Author: Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Author (st. 3-4): Alexander Groves (1913)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Scripture: John 6:35
Topic: Bible/Word
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Break_Thou_the_Bread_of_Life); The Cyber Hymnal (http://hymntime.com/tch/htm/b/t/bttblife.htm); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (198)
Tune Information
Name: BREAD OF LIFE
Composer: William F. Sherwin (1877)
Meter: 10.10.10.10
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/Break_Thou_the_Bread_of_Life); The Cyber Hymnal (http://hymntime.com/tch/htm/b/t/bttblife.htm); Anonymous/Unknown, The Blue Book (198)



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