Break Thou the Bread of Life

Words: Mary Ann Lathbury, 1877, alt

Music:   "Bread of Life," William Fiske Sherwin, 1877, alt.
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 1.  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! 

 2.  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.

 3.  Thou art the bread of life, O Lord, to me,
     Thy holy Word the truth that saveth me;
     Give me to eat and live with Thee above;
     Teach me to love Thy truth, for Thou art love.

 4.  O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
     That it may touch my eyes, and make me see:
     Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
     And in Thy Book revealed I see the Lord.  

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