Hymn Story: Break Thou the Bread of Life

Breath Thou the Bread of Life was written by Mary A. Lathbury.

Lathbury taught art and French in Vermont and New York schools. She also served as a poet in the summer programs at Chautauqua, New York.

The expression bread of life refers to Jesus teaching where he referred to himself as the Living bread or bread of life. {John 6:25-66}

The song is often used as a communion song.

Lathbury is also the author to Day is Dying in the West.

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