Scripture Verse

I am the living bread which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51

Introduction

Words: An­nie W. Mar­ston, in Hymns of Con­se­cra­tion and Faith, by James Moun­tain, se­cond ed­i­tion (Lon­don: Mar­shall Bro­thers, 1890).

Music: New Ca­la­bar John D. Far­rer (1829–1919) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

Now the Lord our souls has fed,
With Himself, the living bread;
Fed us, sitting at His feet,
With the finest of the wheat.

We have endless treasure found;
We have all things and abound;
Rich abundance and to spare;
Shall we not the blessing share?

For, while we are feasting here,
Starving millions, far and near,
Call us with the bitter cry:
Come and help us, or we die!

In this day of full increase,
Shall we, can we, hold our peace?
Staying here we do not well;
Now, then let us go and tell—

Tell how He hath set us free,
How He leads triumphantly;
How He satisfies our need;
How His rest is rest indeed.

Speak, for we, Thy servants, hear;
Thou hast taught us not to fear;
And whate’er Thy word shall be,
We can do it, Lord, in Thee.