Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Philip Schaff
1819–1893

Words: Maintz­ich Ge­sang­buch, 1661 (O Es­ca vi­a­tor­um). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Phil­ip Schaff, Christ in Song (New York: 1869), and Hugh T. Hen­ry, in the Am­er­i­can Ca­tho­lic Hym­nal, 1913.

Music: O Welt, ich muss dich las­sen 15th Cen­tu­ry Ger­man tune. Adapt­ed by Hein­rich Is­aac cir­ca 1490. Har­mo­ny by Jo­hann S. Bach, 1729 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

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Johann S. Bach
1685–1750

Lyrics

O bread of life from Heaven,
O food to pilgrims given,
O manna from above:
Feed with the blessèd sweetness
Of Your divine completeness
The souls that want and need Your love.

O fount of grace redeeming,
O river ever streaming,
From Jesus’ wounded side:
Come now, Your love bestowing
On thirsting souls, and flowing
Till all are fully satisfied.

We love You, Jesus, tender,
In all Your hidden splendor
Within these means of grace.
Oh, let the veil be riven,
And our clear eye in Heaven
Behold Your glory face to face.