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Thy bounteous hand with food can bless

Thy bounteous hand with food can bless

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 14 hymnals

Full Text

Thy bounteous hand with food can bless
The bleak and barren wilderness,
And Thou hast taught us, Lord, to pray
For daily bread from day to day.

And O, when through the wilds we roam
That part us from our heavenly home;
When, lost in danger, want, and woe,
Our faithless tears begin to flow;

Do Thou Thy gracious comfort give,
By which alone the soul can live;
And grant Thy children, Lord, we pray,
The bread of life from day to day!



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #492

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thy bounteous hand with food can bless
Author: Reginald Heber

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Instances

Instances (1 - 14 of 14)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #492Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #492Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #975Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d742
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #562Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #85Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d446
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #504Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #504Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #143Page Scan
National Hymn and Tune Book: for congregations, schools and the home #69Page Scan
Social Hymns and Tunes, for the Conference and Prayer Meeting, and the Home with services and prayers #55Page Scan
The Gospel Hymnal #d640
The Pilgrim Hymnal #547Page Scan



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