A HYMN FOR TODAY
Living Water, Bread of Life
God sends springs into the valleys,
Flowing softly through the hills.
God sends streams down from the mountains,
Leaping over rocks and rills.
He fills rivers; He fills oceans.
Oh! what bounty overflows!
But His gift of living water
Quenches thirst within my soul.
God makes seed we plant for harvest,
Grows the seedling in the field,
Ripens grain for us to gather,
For the good bread it will yield.
He made manna sent from heaven.
Oh! what bounty He bestows!
Yet the bread of life He gives me
Feeds the hunger of my soul.
God provides in great abundance;
Of His bounty He has said:
“I’ll not see the saints forsaken
Or the righteous begging bread.”
Father, keep it still before me:
Greatest bounty You bestow
Is the Christ, the living water,
Bread of life to fill my soul.
188.8.131.52.D – Gayle D. Garrison, 1999
From Psalm 37:25-26; 104:10-15; 107:35-37
Tune: Gayle D. Garrison, 1999
Arr. R.J. Stevens, 1999
#56 in Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs, 2012
LIVING WATER, BREAD OF LIFE thanks God for water and bread. Then, in contrast, it thanks God for the greater gift of spiritual nourishment through Christ, who is the Living Water and Bread of Life. (Exodus 16:14-15; Psalm 37:25-26; 65:9-13; 104:10-14; Isaiah 55:10; John 4:10-14; 6:27-58; 2 Corinthians 9:10)