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Bread of Life Lyrics and Music

The inspirational words and lyrics of the venerated hymn begin with "Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me, As Thou didst break the loaves beside the sea" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Bread of Life" hymn were written by its American author Mary Artemisia Lathbury. The author of the hymn, Mary Artemisia Lathbury, was born on August 10, 1841 and died on October 20, 1913. The joyous music that accompanies the "Bread of Life" song of praise was composed by William Fiske Sherwin.  The composer of the music to the "Bread of Life" hymn, William Fiske Sherwin, was born on March 14, 1826 and died on April 14, 1888. We have placed "Bread of Life" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and venerable church hymn.

Bread of Life Hymn
Title: Bread of Life *** Name of Composer: William Fiske Sherwin *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Mary Artemisia Lathbury *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "Bread of Life" lyrics, Mary Artemisia Lathbury (August 10, 1841-October 20, 1913), was born in Manchester, New York, United States and achieved fame as a Methodist hymn writer, poet and author.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Bread of Life", William Fiske Sherwin (March 14, 1826-April 14, 1888), was born in Buckland, Massachusetts, United States and became famous as a singing teacher, musical editor, musician and composer.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Bread of Life
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Mary Artemisia Lathbury (August 10, 1841 to October 20, 1913)
Nationality of Author: American

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: William Fiske Sherwin (March 14, 1826 to April 14, 1888)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Break Thou the bread of life, dear Lord, to me, As Thou didst break the loaves beside the sea"
First Publication Date: 1877


Bread of Life Lyrics

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!

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.

Thou art the bread of life, O Lord, to me,
Thy holy Word the truth that saveth me;
Give me to eat and live with Thee above;
Teach me to love Thy truth, for Thou art love.

O send Thy Spirit, Lord, now unto me,
That He may touch my eyes, and make me see:
Show me the truth concealed within Thy Word,
And in Thy Book revealed I see the Lord.

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