The United Methodist Hymnal


Break Thou the Bread of Life

1.	Break thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me, 
	as thou didst break the loaves beside the sea; 
	beyond the sacred page I seek thee, Lord; 
	my spirit pants for thee, O Living Word!

2.	Bless thou the truth, dear Lord, to me, to me, 
	as thou didst bless the bread by Galilee; 
	then shall all bondage cease, all fetters fall; 
	and I shall find my peace, my all in all.

WORDS: Mary A. Lathbury, 1877
MUSIC: William F. Sherwin, 1877
Theme: Biblical Narrative; Calmness and Serenity; Service Music: Prayer for Illumination; The Book of the Church : Holy Scripture