O Food of Exiles Lowly

This hymn is another translation of Mainz Gesangbuch's O Esca Viatorum. Based on John 6: 41-51, it was translated to English by Owen Lee, and is usually set to the tune INNSBRUCK.



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O Food of exiles lowly,
O Bread of angels holy,
O Manna from on high!
We hunger for your blessing,
All good in you possessing,
With favor hear our heart's outcry.

O cleansing water, streaming
From Jesus' side, redeeming
All those of Adam's race!
O quenching fountain flowing,
Our ev'ry want bestowing,
O come and fill our souls with grace.

O Lord, we kneel before you
And fervently adore you,
All hid beneath this bread.
But make to us this promise:
To see you in your fullness,
The sacred body's mystic head.

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