Scripture Verse

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


J. Athelstan Riley

Words: Maintz­ich Ge­sang­buch, 1661 (O Es­ca vi­a­to­rum). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by J. Ath­el­stan Ri­ley, 1906.

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).

Johann S. Bach


O food to pilgrims given,
O bread of life from Hea­ven,
O manna from on high!
We hunger, Lord, supply us,
Nor Thy delights deny us,
Whose hearts to Thee draw nigh.

O stream of love past telling,
O purest fountain welling
From out the Sav­ior’s side!
We faint with thirst; revive us,
Of Thine abundance give us,
And all we need provide.

O Je­sus, by Thee bidden,
We here adore Thee,
Hidden in forms of bread and wine.
Grant when the veil is riven,
We may behold, in Hea­ven,
Thy countenance divine.