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

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

Author: John J. Hood
Tune: [Cast thy bread upon the waters] (Kirkpatrick)
Published in 8 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 around it;
You shall find it by and by;
He who in his righteous balance
Doth each human action weight
Will your sacrifice remember,
Will your loving deed repay.

2 Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Poor and weary, worn with care,--
Often sitting in the shadow,--
Have you not a crumb to spare?
Can you not to those around you
Sing some little song of hope,
As you look with longing vision
Through 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: The Welcome Voice: a collection of gospel hymns and songs #75

Author: John J. Hood

Born: 1847, Scotland. Died: After 1929 (he was in the 1930 census). Hood ran a Gospel music publishing business in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, from as early as 1875 to at least 1913. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cast thy bread upon the waters, Ye who have but scant supply
Author: John J. Hood
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #13613
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The Cyber Hymnal #13613

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