Scripture Verse

I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry. John 6:32

Introduction

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The Last Supper
Valentin de Boulogne
1592–1632

Words: Reg­in­ald He­ber (1783–1826). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Writ­ten and Adapt­ed to the Week­ly Ser­vice of the Church Year (Lon­don: J. Mur­ray, 1827), pag­es 124–25. Be­fore the sac­ra­ment.

Music: Eu­cha­ris­tic Hymn John S. B. Hodg­es, 1868 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of good Hodges (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Reginald Heber
1783–1826

Lyrics

Bread of the world, in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed!
By whom the words of life were spoken,
And in whose death our sins are dead!

Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed,
And be Thy feast to us the token,
That by Thy grace our souls are fed!