This Week’s Hymn: I am the Bread of Life

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I know few hymns that can compare to this one in Scriptural accuracy and concentration of the Gospel. If you’ve not heard it, this hymn takes many of the promises of Christ and sets them to powerful music. The first few verses come from John 6, after he has fed the multitudes and is explaining the nature of his earthly purpose for the salvation of man. The last two, however, are from the death and resurrection of Lazarus in John 11; Jesus tells Martha (the sister of Lazarus) that he is the bread of life and will give eternal life to those who believe in Him, and Martha confesses her faith in simple and clear words that bring me to tears.

 

 

Lyrics:

[John 6:35, 44]

I am the bread of life
You who come to Me shall not hunger
And who believe in Me shall not thirst
No one can come to Me
Unless the Father draw him.

[John 6:44]

And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up on the last day.

[John 6:51]

The bread that I will give
Is My flesh for the life of the world,
And he who eats of this bread,
He shall live for ever,
He shall live for ever.

And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up on the last day.

[John 6:53]

Unless you eat
Of the flesh of the Son of Man
And drink of His blood,
And drink of His blood,
You shall not have life within you.

And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up on the last day.

[John 11:25]

I am the Resurrection,
I am the Life,
He who believes in Me
Even though he die,
He shall live for ever.

And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up on the last day.

[John 11:27 – Martha’s Confession]

Yes, Lord, I believe
That You are the Christ,
The Son of God
Who has come
Into the world.

And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up,
And I will raise him up on the last day.

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