Day by day the manna fell

Day by day the manna fell

Author: Josiah Conder
Published in 144 hymnals

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1. Day by day the manna fell;
O to learn this lesson well!
Still by constant mercy fed,
Give me, Lord, our daily bread.

2. "Day by day," the promise reads
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away,
Take the manna of today.

3. Lord, our times are in thy hand;
All our sanguine hopes have plann'd
To thy wisdom we resign,
And would mold our wills to thine.

4. Thou our daily task shalt give;
Day by day to thee we live;
So shall added years fulfil
Not our own, our Father's will.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #807

Author: Josiah Conder

Josiah Conder was born in London, in 1789. He became a publisher, and in 1814 became proprietor of "The Eclectic Review." Subsequently to 1824, he composed a series of descriptive works, called the "Modern Traveller," which appeared in thirty volumes. He also published several volumes of poems and hymns. He was the author of the first "Congregational Hymn Book" (1836). He died in 1855. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Day by day the manna fell
Author: Josiah Conder
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


Day by day the manna fell. J. Conder. [The Lord's Prayer.] Appeared in his Congregational Hymn Book, 1836, No. 516, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, and based upon the text, "Give us day by day our daily bread." In the following year it was given as the fourth of six hymns on "The Lord's Prayer" in Conder's work The Choir and the Oratory, 1837, p. 33, and repeated in his Hymns of Praise, Prayer, &c, 1856, p. 137. It is given in a great many hymnals in Great Britain and America. In some American collections it begins with stanza iii., "Lord, my [our] times are in Thy hand." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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