Scripture Verse

I am the living bread which came down from Heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is My flesh, which I will give for the life of the world. John 6:51


Ray Palmer

Words: Ray Pal­mer, 1833.

Music: Oli­ve’s Brow Will­iam B. Brad­bury, 1853 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William B. Bradbury


Away from earth my spirit turns—
Away from every transient good;
With strong desire my bosom burns
To feast on Heav’n’s diviner food.

Thou Savior, art the living bread,
Thou wilt my every want supply;
By Thee sustained, and cheered, and led,
I’ll press thro’ dangers to the sky.

What tho’ temptations oft distress,
And sin assails and breaks my peace;
Thou wilt uphold, and save, and bless,
And bid the storms of passion cease.

Then let me take Thy gracious hand,
And walk beside Thee onward still;
Till my glad feet shall safely stand,
Forever firm, on Zion’s hill.