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O, let us exalt our dear Lord and proclaim,
In songs of true gratitude, praise to His name!
As songs of the angels in sweetest accord,
Our thanks and our praises shall rise to the Lord.
-- Zion's Harp # 165

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Break Thou The Bread Of Life

Mary A. Lathbury in 1877

William Fiske Sherwin in 1877

A. H. M. in 2002

Bread of Life. 6. 4. 6. 4. D.

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!

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.

O 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.

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.

Teach me to live, dear Lord,
Only for Thee,
As Thy disciples lived
In Galilee;
Then, all my struggles o'er,
Then, vict'ry won,
I shall behold Thee, Lord,
The Living One.


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