Why seek ye that which is not bread

Why seek ye that which is not bread

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: LEYDEN (Costellow)
Published in 8 hymnals

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why seek ye that which is not bread
Author: Charles Wesley

Tune

LEYDEN (Costellow)

According to the Hymn Tune Index, LEYDEN was first published as HYMN 3 in Thomas Costellow's Sunday’s Amusement, a selection of sacred music, as sung at Bedford Chapel (London: E. Riley, ca. 1801).

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d983
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d989
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d990
A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #332Page Scan
A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection of America. #77Page Scan
Hymn Book of the United Evangelical Church #203Page Scan
Hymns for the Use of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Impr. ed. #d553
Wesleyan Hymn and Tune Book: Comprising the Entire Collection of Hymns in the Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #332
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