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Fed upon the finest of the wheat

Hungry, Lord, for thy word of truth

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [Hungry, Lord, for Thy Word of truth]
Published in 6 hymnals

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1. Hungry, Lord, for Thy Word of truth,
Sitting at my Savior’s feet;
Rising, gleaning, just like Ruth,
Feed me on the finest of the wheat.

Bread of life it is now to me,
Honey, milk and meat;
In Thy love I will ever be
Fed upon the finest of the wheat.

2. Work for the Master I will do,
Trusting in His strength so great;
Living in His pastures new,
Feed me on the finest of the wheat. [Refrain]

3. Then to the harvest let us go,
Bugles sounding no retreat;
Workers for Jesus, He wants you
Fed upon the finest of the wheat. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1537

Author: F. A. Graves

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his children attended the Centr… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Hungry, Lord, for thy word of truth
Title: Fed upon the finest of the wheat
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: Bread of life it is now to me



The Cyber Hymnal #1537
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