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Tune Information

Incipit: 56111 11322 11355
Key: E♭ Major
Source: African-American spiritual; Calhoun melody


The tune BREAK BREAD TOGETHER, like the text, has been subject to variation. It became widely known after publication in The Second Book of Negro Spirituals (1926), compiled by the brothers James Weldon Johnson and Rosamond Johnson. The tune gained further popularity through a variety of choral arrangements; it can be found in many hymnals dating after 1955, when it was published in the American Presbyterian/Reformed Hymnbook. Dale Grotenhuis (PHH 4) harmonized the tune in 1984 for the Psalter Hymnal. Arranged without the call-and-response pattern that often characterizes African American spirituals, BREAK BREAD TOGETHER in the Psalter Hymnal takes the shape of a regular hymn, with part singing on the stanzas and refrain. If you like, however, sing stanzas 1 and 2 in unison and the refrain and stanza 3 in parts–a higher melody line for stanza 3 is published in The Hymnal 1982 (1985), a revision of the American Protestant Episcopal Hymnal 1940. In addition, try singing the entire song without accompaniment. --Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1987


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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #366
Text: Let Us Break Bread Together
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Sing Joyfully #265
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Instances (1 - 56 of 56)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #686

Ambassador Hymnal #285

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #431

Anglican Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #433

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #366

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Baptist Hymnal 2008 #399

Cáliz de Bendiciones #316


Celebrating Grace Hymnal #461


Chalice Hymnal #425


Christian Classics Ethereal Hymnary #252


Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #387

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #388


Discipleship Ministries Collection #124

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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #471

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Gather Comprehensive #832

Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #832

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Glory to God #525

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Hymnal 1982 #325

Hymnal #453

Hymns and Psalms #615


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #524


Hymns of Promise #183

Hymns of the Saints #342

Les Chants du Pèlerin #49


Lift Every Voice and Sing II #152


Lift Up Your Hearts #837

Mil Voces para Celebrar #316

Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #762

Praise! Our Songs and Hymns #162


Presbyterian Hymnal #513

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Psalter Hymnal (Gray) #304

Rejoice Hymns #333

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Rejoice in the Lord #545

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Secular Hymnal #133

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #403

Sing and Rejoice! #55

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Sing Joyfully #265

Singing the Faith #592


Small Church Music #93


The Celebration Hymnal #460

The Covenant Hymnal #572


The Cyber Hymnal #3672


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #323

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The New Century Hymnal #330

The New National Baptist Hymnal #488


The United Methodist Hymnal #618


The Worshiping Church #776


This Far By Faith #123


Together in Song #511

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #659


Voices United #480


Worship (3rd ed.) #727


Worship and Rejoice #699


Worship in Song #326


生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #234

찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship #236

Include 14 pre-1979 instances
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