The breaking of the bread

Author: Beatrice Bush Bixler

Beatrice Bush Bixler, one of the twentieth century’s most prolific song writers, pianists, and vocalists, penned the words and music to "Life is a Symphony." “Bea,” as she is known by so many made her entry into Christian music with the success of that song which was often included at Youth for Christ rallies around the mid-Western United States. It is a favorite of many, still today. In the sleepy little town of Waverly on the Southern Tier of New York State, in 1916, a little girl was born to Mr. & Mrs. Will Bush. She was a weak and unwell child and one day as her mother was hanging the laundry in their back yard to dry, a neighbor inquired as to Bea’s health. Her mother reported that it was less than acceptable, and the n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Along the shores of Galilee
Title: The breaking of the bread
Author: Beatrice Bush Bixler
Refrain First Line: Lord, I would give them the Bread of life

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