Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters

Cast thy bread upon the waters You will find it by and by

Author: Robert Edgar
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,
You will find it by and by;
Let not faith a moment falter,
God will bring the blessing nigh;
Many days may pass in darkness,
Many nights in clouds and tears,
Hope may almost die in sadness,
Life be lengthened many years.

Time will tell the joyful story,
Good deeds done cannot be lost,
Here in time or there in glory,
They shall far outweigh the cost.

2 Sow the seed in life’s young morning,
Ere the rising sun is high,
Let good fruits be still adorning,
Willing hearts and hands that try.
Work for God will never perish,
Work for souls should never end,
Prayer for sinners God will cherish,
And a happy answer send. [Refrain]

3 Tell the sick, there still is healing,
Tho’ they turn a listless eye;
Tell the lost that Christ has feeling,
And will hear their earnest cry.
Scatter crumbs of life around you,
Let them float on every wave;
Let this music still surround you:
Jesus, Jesus died to save. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13836

Author: Robert Edgar

Rv Alexander Robert Edgar United Kingdom 1850-1914. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, his family migrated to Melbourne, Australia, in 1855, where he went to All Saints School. In 1857 the family moved to St. Arnaud, where he attended day school to age 14. He was successively pupil-teacher, gold prospector, tutor, prospector again, and assistant to the district surveyor. Although Anglican, he was influenced to join the Methodist church in 1867. In 1869 he worked with his father at mining. Later, as a lay preacher, he gave his first sermon at Concongella Creek. He attended Wesley College in 1872 and was appointed to Kangaroo Flat in 1874, and in Inglewood in 1876, during which time 17 new churches were built. In 1878 he married Katharine H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Cast thy bread upon the waters You will find it by and by
Title: Cast Thy Bread Upon the Waters
Author: Robert Edgar
Meter: D with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Time will tell the joyful story
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #13836
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The Cyber Hymnal #13836

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