Scripture Verse

I am the Bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry. John 6:35


Mary A. Lathbury

Words: Ma­ry A. Lath­bu­ry, 1877; verses 3–4, Alex­an­der Groves, in the Wes­ley­an Me­tho­dist Magazine (Lon­don: Sep­tem­ber 1913). Lath­bu­ry wrote this hymn, and Day Is Dy­ing in the West, on the shores of Lake Chau­tau­qua, New York.

Music: Bread of Life Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1877 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

The Last Supper
Valentin de Boulogne


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 all bondage cease, all fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace, my all in all.

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.

O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
That He 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.