Scripture Verse

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


Ray Palmer

Words: Maintz­ich Ge­sang­buch, 1661 (O Es­ca vi­a­to­rum). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by Ray Pal­mer in the Sab­bath Hymn Book, 1858, num­ber 1051.

Music: Fes­tum Dei Will­iam W. Gil­christ, 1895 (🔊 pdf nwc).

William W. Gilchrist


O bread to pilgrims given,
O food that angels eat,
O manna sent from Heaven,
For Heav’n-born natures meet,
Give us, for Thee long pining,
To eat till richly filled;
Till, earth’s delights resigning,
Our every wish is stilled.

O Water, life-bestowing,
Forth from the Savior’s heart,
A fountain purely flowing,
A fount of love Thou art:
O let us, freely tasting,
Our burning thirst assuage;
Thy sweetness, never wasting,
Avails from age to age.

Jesus, this feast receiving,
We Thee unseen adore;
Thy faithful word believing,
We take, and doubt no more;
Give us, Thou true and loving,
On earth to live in Thee;
Then, death the veil removing,
Thy glorious face to see.