Scripture Verse

There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people? John 6:9

Introduction

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Miracle of the Bread and Fish
Giovanni Lanfranco, circa 1621

Words: Adapt­ed in the Pri­ma­ry Teach­ers’ Ma­nu­al, ed­it­ed by Chris­to­pher R. Black­all, Kate Her­shey Row­land & Car­rie H. Smith (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1913), num­ber 18.

Music: Swal­low­nest Ju­li­ette A. G. Ad­ams, 1913 (🔊 pdf nwc). Some hym­nals re­fer to her as Mrs. Cros­by Adams.

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Juliette A. G. Adams
1858–1951

Lyrics

Lord, when to Thee a little lad
Brought the small loaves of bread,
Thy touch enlarged the gift, until
Five thousand men were fed.

So wilt Thou take our offerings small,
Of time, and work, and love,
And multiply them many-fold,
With blessings from above.