We praise the Lord for heavenly bread

We praise the Lord for heavenly bread

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 We praise the Lord for heav'nly bread,
With which his favour'd sons are fed;
We praise thee for that heav'nly feast,
Which Jesus with delight could taste.

2 He, while he sojourn'd here below,
Had meat which strangers could not know.
That meat he to his people gives;
And he, that tastes the banquet lives.

3 So let us live, sustain'd by grace,
Regal'd with fruits of righteousness.
Enter our hearts, all-gracious Lord!
And sup with us, and deck thy board.

4 Devotion, faith, and zealous love,
And hope that bears the soul above:
Be these our dainties, till we rise,
And taste the joys of paradise.


Source: A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches; to which are added prayers for families and individuals #394

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

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First Line: We praise the Lord for heavenly bread
Author: Philip Doddridge
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy for the Use of Evangelical Lutheran Churches #394

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A Collection of Hymns and a Liturgy #394

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A Collection of Hymns and A Liturgy #394

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns #498

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A Selection of Sacred Poetry #498

Hymns and Spiritual Songs #d399

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (5th ed.) #B51a

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected, for the Use of Christians. (8th ed.) #b51

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The Christian Psalmist #437

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