O Bread of Life from Heaven   2 comments

St. Matthew's, Snellville

Above:  The Right Reverend Robert C. Wright, Episcopal Bishop of Atlanta, at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Snellville, Georgia, June 29, 2014

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = The Hymnal (1933), of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.

Original Latin words anonymous; English translation (1869) by the Reverend Philip Schaff (1819-1893), U.S. German Reformed


1.  O Bread of life from heaven,

To saints and angels given,

O Manna from above!

The souls that hunger, feed Thou,

The hearts that seek Thee, lead Thou,

With Thy sweet, tender love.

2.  O fount of grace redeeming,

O river ever streaming,

From Jesus’ holy side!

Come, Thou, Thyself bestowing,

On thirsty souls, and flowing,

Till all are satisfied.

3.  Jesus, this feast receiving,

Thy word of truth believing,

We Thee unseen adore!

Grant, when the veil is rended,

That we, to heaven ascended,

May see Thee evermore.

Posted July 17, 2014 by neatnik2009 in Eucharist, Eucharist 1800s, The Hymnal (1933)

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