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Hymn score of: Food of the soul, eternal bread - Bread enough and to spare (Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

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Food of the soul, eternal bread - Bread enough and to spare
(Horatius Bonar/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Bread enough and to spare.

"The bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness." (Exodus 16,32)

1. Food of the soul, eternal bread,
  which whoso eateth never dies;
upon these desert sands spread out,
  the hidden manna of the skies.

2. True bread of heaven, and bread of God,
  in thee we find eternal store:
to thee in our deep need we come;
  give us thyself for evermore.

3. True bread of life, the Father's gift,
  to feed the famished sons of earth;
who eateth of thee hungers not,
  even in this land of human dearth.

4. Life of the dead, O living Christ!
  pour in thy life into our death,
that we, all faint of soul, may know
  the power of thine all-quickening breath.

5. Quickened by thee, no death we fear;
  sustained by thee, our weakness turns
to strength immortal; touched by thee,
  our coldness into fervour burns.

6. Fed at thy table, we are filled;
  each day repeats the sweet repast, –
sweeter and sweeter still, for thou
  keepest the best unto the last.

Horatius Bonar, The Song of the New Creation, 1872, 98-99.

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