Break Thou the Bread of Life

Verse 1

Break thou the bread of life,
Dear Lord, to me,
As thou didst break
The loaves beside the sea;
Beyond the sacred page
I seek thee, Lord;
My spirit pants for thee,
O Living Word!

Verse 2

Bless thou the truth, dear Lord,
To me, to me,
As thou didst bless
The bread by Galilee;
Then shall all bondage cease,
All fetters fall;
And I shall find my peace,
My all in all.

Verse 3

Thou art the bread of life,
O Lord, to me;
Thy holy Word the truth
That saveth me;
Give me to eat and live
With Thee above;
Teach me to love Thy truth,
For Thou art love.

Verse 4

Spirit and life are they,
Words Thou dost speak;
I hasten to obey,
But I am weak;
Thou art my only help,
Thou art my life;
Heeding Thy holy Word
I win the strife.