Scripture Verse

I am the bread of life: he that cometh to Me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on Me shall never thirst. John 6:35

Introduction

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John Newton
1725–1807

Words: John New­ton, Ol­ney Hymns (Lon­don: W. Ol­iv­er, 1779), Book 3, num­ber 92.

Music: Ad­vent (Goss) John Goss, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John Goss
1800–1880
National Portrait Gallery

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Lyrics

Hungry, and faint, and poor,
Behold us, Lord, again
Assembled at Thy mer­cy’s door,
Thy boun­ty to ob­tain.

Thy word in­vites us nigh
Or we must starve in­deed;
For we no mo­ney have to buy,
No right­eous­ness to plead.

The food our spi­rits want
Thy hand alone can give;
Oh, hear the pray­er of faith, and grant
That we may eat, and live.