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Thread #40671   Message #585834
Posted By: Nigel.Parsons
04-Nov-01 - 03:11 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: I Hunger and Thirst (Shaker Hymn)
Not, apparently, the version requested, but with the title as quoted.

I hunger and I thirst;
Jesu my manna be;
Ye living waters, burst
Out of the rock for me.

Thou bruised and broken Bread,
My life-long wants supply;
As living souls are fed,
O feed me, or I die.

Thou true life-giving Vine,
Let me Thy sweetness prove;
Renew my life with Thine,
Refresh my soul with love.

Rough paths my feet have trod
Since first their course began;
Feed me, Thou Bread of God;
Help me, Thou Son of Man.

For still the desert lies
My thirsting soul before;
O living waters, rise
Within me evermore.

Words: J.S.B. Monsell (dates unknown)
Tune: Eccles :B Luard Selby (1853-1919)
Hymns Ancient & Modern #716
Hymns Ancient & Modern Revised #413
Alternate Tune: Living Waters: Michael Brierly
Thirty 20th Century Hymn Tunes: Pub. Joseph Weinberger

Posted by Nigel Parsons