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Break Thou the Bread of Life


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Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as once you broke the loaves beside the sea.
Beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord;
my spirit waits for you, O living Word.
Bless your own Word of truth, dear Lord, to me,
as when you blessed 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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Break thou the bread of life
Break Thou the Bread of Life
Mary A. Lathbury (1877)
Meter: D
Spanish translation: "El Pan de vida soy" by J. Pablo Simon and L. M. Roberts
Public Domain
Liturgical Uses:
Communion Songs, Songs of Illumination

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[Break thou the bread of life] (Sherwin)
William F. Sherwin (1877)
Meter: D
Public Domain