Scripture Verse

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from Heaven; but My Father giveth you the true Bread from Heaven. John 6:32

Introduction

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Isaac Watts
1674–1748

Words: Is­aac Watts, Hymns and Spi­ri­tu­al Songs, Book 3, 1709, num­ber 5, alt. Christ the bread of life.

Music: Yale W. How­ard Doane, 1884 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
1832–1915

Lyrics

Let us adore th’eter­nal Word,
’Tis He our souls hath fed;
Thou art our living stream, O Lord,
And Thou th’immortal bread.

The manna came from lower skies,
But Je­sus from above,
Where freshest springs of pleasure rise,
And rivers flow with love.

The Jews, the Fathers, died at last,
Who eat that heav’nly bread;
But these provisions which we taste
Can raise us from the dead.

Blest be the Lord, that gives His flesh
To nourish dying men;
And often spreads His table fresh,
Lest we should faint again.

Our souls shall draw their heav’nly breath
While Je­sus finds supplies;
Nor shall our graces sink to death,
For Je­sus ne­ver dies.

Daily our mortal flesh decays,
But Christ our life shall come;
His unresisted power shall raise
Our bodies from the tomb.