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Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters

Cast thy bread upon the waters, Ye who have but scant supply

Tune: [Cast thy bread upon the waters] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 36 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #639

Text Information

First Line: Cast thy bread upon the waters, Ye who have but scant supply
Title: Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13613
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The Cyber Hymnal #13613

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