Bread of heaven, on thee we feed


Bread of heaven, on thee we feed,
for thy Flesh is meat indeed;
ever may our souls be fed
with this true and living Bread;
day by day with strength supplied
through the life of him who died.

Vine of heaven, thy Blood supplies
this blest Cup of sacrifice;
'tis thy wounds our healing give,
to thy cross we look and live:
Thou our life! oh let me be
grafted, rooted, built in thee.

Original version:
Bread of heaven, on thee I feed,
for thy flesh is meat indeed:
ever may my soul be fed
with this true and living bread;
day by day with strength supplied
through the life of him who died.

Vine of heaven, thy blood supplies
this blest cup of sacrifice:
'tis thy wounds my healing give;
to thy cross I look and live:
thou my life, oh let me be
rooted, grafted, built on thee!


Words: Josiah Conder (1789-1855), 1824

Meter: 77 77 77

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 205  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869 222 untitled tune  
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 209  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 209  Clapham, Italy

Jesu, meine Zuversicht

 
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 209 Clapham Jesu, meine Zuversicht  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 209  Rosefield  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874   203   Requiem  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 318 Bread of heaven, Houghton-le-Spring

Nicht so traurig

 
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879 503     
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 446  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 224  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)   Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 224 Bread of heaven,Jesu, meine Zuversicht  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 224  Clapham  Jesu, meine Zuversicht  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 224  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 224 Bread of heaven Jesu, meine Zuversicht  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 248 Bread of heaven  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 277 Bread of heaven Nicht so traurig  
The English Hymnal, 1906 304 Bread of heaven Christopher  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 232 Bread of heaven  
The Hymnal 1916 332 Bread of heaven  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 210 Bread of heaven  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 208 Bread of heaven, Niemburg  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
222 Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925   143   Nicht so traurig  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931   264   Nicht so traurig  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 219 Bread of heaven Nicht so traurig  
The Hymnal 1940 212 Bread of heaven  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 411 Bread of heaven Nicht so traurig  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 217 Bread of heaven  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 370 Arfon  
The Hymn Book 1971 340  Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 434 Arfon, Bread of heaven  
The Hymnal 1982   Jesu, Jesu, du mein Hirt   
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 271 Bread of heaven  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 276 Bread of heaven Nicht so traurig  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 398 Arfon, Bread of heaven  
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 067 Bread of heaven  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 072 Jesu, meine Zuversicht   
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 513 Bread of heaven  
Sing Glory, 1999 464 Arfon  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 284 Bread of heaven Nicht so traurig  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 082 Bread of heaven  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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