For Thy care and mercy tender,
For this food we thank Thee, LOrd.
May our souls to Thee surrender
And be fed on Thy blest word.
Dost Thou not our wants supply,
Surely we must starve and die.
Truly, we, in Thee believing,
Are the bread of life receiving.
Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark.
He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada.
He died on July 26, 1948.
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