M. A. Lathbury

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.


Thou art the Bread of Life,

O Lord, to me,

The 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.


Oh, send Thy Spirit, Lord,

Now unto me,

That He may touch my eyes,

And make me see:

Show me the truth concealed

Within Thy Word,

And in Thy Book revealed

I see the Lord.


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.


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