Give us this day our daily bread.@Matthew 6:11
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Old Woman at Prayer
Nicolaes Maes (1632-1693)

Samuel Longfellow, Hymns of the Spirit 1864.

Puer Nobis Nascitur Trier, Germany, 15th Century. Adapted by Michael Praetorius, 1609; harmony by George R. Woodward, 1910 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Samuel Longfellow (1819-1892)

O God, Thou Giver of all good;
Thy children live by daily food;
And daily must the prayer be said,
Give us this day our daily bread.

The life of earth and seed is Thine;
Suns glow, rains fall, by power divine;
Thou art in all; not e’en the powers
By which we toil for bread are ours.

What large provision Thou hast made!
As large as is Thy children’s need;
How wide the bounteous love is spread!
Wide as the want of daily bread.

Since every day by Thee we live,
May grateful hearts Thy gifts receive;
And may the hands be pure from stain
With which our daily bread we gain.