I hunger and I thirst

I hunger and I thirst

Author: John S. B. Monsell (1866)
Communion Songs
Published in 65 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 I hunger and I thirst:
Jesu, my manna be;
ye living waters, burst
out of the rock for me.

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

3 Thou true life-giving Vine,
let me thy sweetness prove;
renew my life with thine,
refresh my soul with love.

4 Rough paths my feet have trod
since first their course began:
feed me, thou Bread of God;
help me, thou Son of Man.

5 For still the desert lies
my thirsting soul before:
O living waters, rise
within me evermore.

Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #449a

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >



Instances (1 - 14 of 14)

Ancient and Modern #449a


Ancient and Modern #449b


Chalice Hymnal #409

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Common Praise #306

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CPWI Hymnal #598

Hymnal #474

Hymns and Psalms #730


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #409a


Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #409b

Scripture Song Database #1639

Sing Glory #470

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The Book of Praise #198


The Cyber Hymnal #2826

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #430

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