Scripture Verse

Lord, evermore give us this bread. John 6:34

Introduction

Words: Jon­a­than B. Atch­in­son, in Sel., ed­it­ed by Will­iam Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 13.

Music: Ca­ba­lle­ro Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Atch­in­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
William F. Sherwin
(1826–1888)

Lyrics

Lord of life, on this Thy day,
We have met to praise and pray;
Gather us, O God our king,
’Neath the shadow of Thy wing.

Refrain

Brightest day of all the seven,
Type of endless day in Heaven,
On this day, with heavenly bread,
May we, Lord, by Thee be fed.

May our praises to Thee given,
Mingle with the songs of Heaven;
May our prayers, like incense, be
Pleasing as they rise to Thee.

Refrain

Close, O Christ, to Thee we draw;
Clear to us now make Thy law;
Open Thou our eyes to see
How each lesson points to Thee.

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