35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. John 6:32-35
Bread of the world, in mercy broken,
Wine of the soul, in mercy shed,
By Whom the words of life were spoken,
And in Whose death our sins are dead.
Look on the heart by sorrow broken,
Look on the tears by sinners shed;
And be Thy feast to us the token,
That by Thy grace our souls are fed.
This short Eucharist hymn was written by Reginald Heber, who was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a smart child, educated at Oxford where he won two awards for poetry.
He started his time in ministry as a rector at his father's church, and over time became the Bishop of Calcutta.
He wrote 57 hymns, most of which are still in use today. He wrote all his hymns while in ministry at Hodnet (his father's church). He died of a stroke. Most of his hymns were published after his death, though a few made it in the Christian Observer while he was still living. (source)