542. O Living Bread from Heaven

1 O living Bread from heaven,
how well you feed your guest!
The gifts that you have given
have filled my heart with rest.
O wondrous food of blessing!
O cup that heals our woes!
My heart, this gift possessing,
in thankful song o'erflows!

2 My Savior, you have led me
within your holiest place,
and here yourself have fed me
with treasures of your grace;
for you have freely given
what earth could never buy,
the bread of life from heaven,
that now I shall not die.

3 You gave me all I wanted;
this food can death destroy.
And you have freely granted
the cup of endless joy.
My Lord, I do not merit
the favor you have shown,
and all my soul and spirit
bow down before your throne.

4 Oh, grant me then, well-strengthened
with heav'nly food, while here
my course on earth is lengthened,
to serve you, free from fear:
and bring me home to praise you
where none can peace destroy,
where I will ever raise you
glad songs in endless joy.

Text Information
First Line: O living Bread from heaven
Title: O Living Bread from Heaven
Original Language: German
Translator: Catherine Winkworth, 1827-1878
Author: Johann Rist, 1607-1667
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Topic: Sending; Holy Communion
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: AURELIA
Composer: Samuel S. Wesley, 1810-1876
Meter: 7 6 7 6 D
Key: D Major



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