Advent Hymnals

639. BREAD ON THE WATERS

Christ in Song,

1.
"Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Ye who have but scant supply;
Angel eyes will watch above it;
You shall find it by and by;
He who in his righteous balance,
Doth each human action weigh,
Will your sacrifice remember,
Will your loving deeds repay.

2.
"Cast thy bread upon the waters;
Sad and weary, worn with care,
Wherefore sitting in the shadow?
Surely you've a crumb to spare.
Can you not to those around you
Sing some little song of hope,
As you look with longing vision
Thro' faith's mighty telescope?

3.
"Cast thy bread upon the waters,"
Ye who have abundant store;
It may float on many a billow,
It may strand on many a shore;
You may think it lost forever,
But, as sure as God is true,
In this life, or in the other,
It will yet return to you.

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Title Bread on the Waters
Key A♭ Major
Titles undefined
First Line "Cast thy bread upon the waters"
Author Anon.
Year 1908
Composer undefined
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Tune CHARITY
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Giving
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Scripture Song
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