Break thou the bread of life


Break thou the bread of life,
dear Lord, to me,
as thou didst break the loaves
beside the sea;
beyond the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord;
my spirit pants for thee,
O living Word!

Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,
to me, to me,
as thou didst bless the bread
by Galilee!
Then shall bondage cease,
all fetters fall;
and I shall find my peace,
my All-in-all!


Words: Mary Artemisia Lathbury, 1872

Music: Bread of Life, Farley Castle

Meter: 64 64 D

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