For Bread and Breath of Life
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“For Bread and Breath of Life,” Ensign, Mar. 1977, 70

For Bread and Breath of Life

Third Place All-Church Poetry Contest

“Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.” (2 Cor. 4:10)

Our God who flamed within a tree

And spoke the law to shape our way,

We consecrate this hour to thee

And ask thy hearing as we pray.

Our Brother nailed upon a tree,

We eat and drink, and view thy death,

And live thy law in love, that we

May all be quickened by thy breath.