Here at Thy Table, Lord

Author: May P. Hoyt

May (Mary) Pierpont Hoyt, born 1849 in South Avon, N.Y., daughter of Uriah Grandison Hoyt and Emma G. Pierpont. Her mother died in 1856 when she was 7 years old. She attended Oread Collegiate Institute in Worcester, Mass., a school for women, from 1862-1863. She then returned to Rochester, N.Y. and attended Livingston Park Seminary, another school for women. She graduated from Livingston and taught there for two years, and then taught for two years in the public schools. She later moved to Albany, living with a friend for twenty years until the friend remarried. she then lived at the Albany Hospital. She claims to have written two hymns appearing in "Church Hymnary" (edited by Edwin A. Bedell, published in 1900 by Maynard, Merrill & Co.) No… Go to person page >

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First Line: As to thy banquet hall
Title: Here at Thy Table, Lord
Author: May P. Hoyt
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


[Break Thou the bread of life] (Sherwin)

William F. Sherwin (PHH 8) composed BREAD OF LIFE in 1877 for the stanzas by Lathbury when he was the music director for the Chautauqua Institution. A good fit for the hymn text, BREAD OF LIFE is a quiet tune, meditative in tone but with a fine climax in its final phrase. Sing this tune in harmony a…

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