“Jesus, our food from heaven Thou art,
To feed us on our heavenward way:
The Bread of life, our present part,
Affords fresh grace and strength each day:
And Thou dost give our souls to know
The love which makes them overflow.
’Tis known in Thee, that heavenly love;
It brought Thee here that we might live:
It brought Thee from its home above,
Thy flesh and blood for us to give.
This is the love divine we know;
With grateful praise our hearts o’erflow.
The corn of heaven, the mighty’s meat,
Fresh fell for Israel every day;
Upon the dew, this food so sweet
Came down, and round about them lay:
The heavenly type of Him we know,
Whose love has made our hearts o’erflow.
Thus on our journey home we’re fed,
And strengthened by the living Bread;
Whilst to the feast above we’re led,
Which God our Father there has spread;
Where deeper still His love we’ll know,
And sweeter songs shall richly flow.
Then Lord, like Thee in God’s abode,
The journey ended here below:
The Bread which fed us on the road,
As “hidden manna” we shall know.
Thy grace and love our lips shall show,
Their melody to Thee o’erflow.