Mysterious bread

Daily Reading for May 12

O thou who this mysterious bread

didst in Emmaus break,

return, herewith our souls to feed,

and to thy followers speak.

Unseal the volume of thy grace,

apply the gospel word,

open our eyes to see thy face,

our hearts to know the Lord.

Of thee we commune still, and mourn

till thou the veil remove;

talk with us, and our hearts shall burn

with flames of fervent love.

Enkindle now the heavenly zeal

and make thy mercies known,

And give our pardon’d souls to feel

that God and love are one.

Hymn text by Charles Wesley, found in Hymns on the Lord’s Supper (1749), Hymn 29, and United Methodist Hymnal, Hymn 613.

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