1 Laboring and heavy laden,
Wanting help in time of need,
Fainting by the way from hunger,
"Bread of life!" on Thee we feed.
2 Thirsting for the springs of waters
That, by love's eternal law,
From the stricken rock are flowing,
"Well of life!" from Thee we draw.
3 In the land of cloud and shadow,
Where no human eye can see,
Light to those who sit in darkness,
"Light of life!" we walk in Thee.
4 Thou the grace of life supplying,
Thou the crown of life wilt give;
Dead to sin, and daily dying,
"Life of life!" in Thee we live.
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #516