Christ My Song - 653
Away from earth my spirit turns - The bread of life
(Ray Palmer/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The bread of life.
"If any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever." (John 6,51)
2. Thou, Saviour, art the living bread;
thou wilt my every want supply;
by thee sustained and cheered and led,
I'll press through dangers to the sky.
3. What though temptations oft distress,
and sin assails, and breaks my peace;
thou wilt uphold and save and bless,
and bid the storm of passion cease.
4. Then let me take thy gracious hand,
and walk beside thee onward still;
till my glad feet shall safely stand
for ever firm on Zion's hill.
Ray Palmer, in: The Poetical Works of Ray Palmer, 1876, 34.