Cast thy bread upon the waters (Anon)
Cast thy bread upon the waters (Anon).
This is a hymn with the same first line, and in the same metre, as ‘Cast thy bread upon the waters’ by Phebe Ann Hanaford*. It is based, like hers, on Ecclesiastes 11: 1, but it is so different from her hymn that it requires a separate entry. It is found in many revival hymnals in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Gospel Hymns 5 and 6 Combined (1892) and in editions of Sacred Songs and Solos, where (in both books) the tune is attributed to Ira D. Sankey* and the words are declared to be by ‘Anon’. It had three 8-line stanzas:
‘Cast thy bread upon the waters’, Ye who have but scant supply; Angel eyes will watch above it, You shall...
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