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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 longs for Thee,
    O living Word!
2  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.
3  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 Thee, Lord.
4  Bless Thou the Truth, dear Lord,
    Now unto 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!
Mary Artemisia Lathbury, 1841-1913