Scripture Verse

My soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh also longeth after Thee. Psalm 63:1


John S. B. Monsell (1811–1875)

Words: John S. B. Mon­sell, Hymns of Love and Praise 1866.

Music: Ec­cles (Lu­ard-Sel­by) Ber­tram Lu­ard-Sel­by, in Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern, 1904 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Bertram Luard-Selby (1853–1918)


I hun­ger and I thirst,
Jesu, my man­na be;
Ye liv­ing waters, burst
Out of the rock for me.

Thou bruised and brok­en Bread,
My life-long wants sup­ply;
As liv­ing souls are fed,
O feed me, or I die.

Thou true life-giv­ing Vine,
Let me Thy sweet­ness prove;
Renew my life with Thine,
Refresh my soul with love.

Rough paths my feet have trod
Since first their course be­gan;
Feed me, Thou Bread of God;
Help me, Thou Son of Man.

For still the des­ert lies
My thirst­ing soul be­fore;
O liv­ing wa­ters, rise
Within me ev­er­more.