The United Methodist Hymnal


Bread of the World

1.	Bread of the world in mercy broken, 
	wine of the soul in mercy shed, 
	by whom the words of life were spoken, 
	and in whose death our sins are dead:

2.	Look on the heart by sorrow broken, 
	look on the tears by sinners shed; 
	and be thy feast to us the token 
	that by thy grace our souls are fed.

WORDS: Reginald Heber, 1827
MUSIC: John S. B. Hodges, 1868
Scripture: John 6:35-58
Theme: Holy Communion; Penitence; The Sacraments and Rites of the Church: Eucharist (Holy Communion or The Lord's Supper)