Become to Us the Living Bread

Author: Miriam Drury

Miriam Drury (1900-1985) was a native of California and lived there most of her life. Her husband was a faculty member at San Francisco Theological Seminary. After retirement, she lived in Monte Vista Presbyterian Retirement Home, Pasadena, California. Her hymn "Walk Tall, Christian" was also included in The Worshipbook (1970). Drury composed many complete hymns (words and music), anthems, and poems for both children and adults. She was an award-winning composer for the Hymn Society of America and a number of her hymns were published by the society. The Presbyterian Hymnal Companion 1993… Go to person page >

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First Line: Become to us the living bread
Title: Become to Us the Living Bread
Author: Miriam Drury (1970)
Meter: 8.8.8 with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Alleluia
Copyright: Words © 1972 The Westminster Press



Melchior Vulpius (b. Wasungen, Henneberg, Germany, c. 1570; d. Weimar, Germany, 1615) composed this tune as a setting for Michael Weisse's hymn "Gelobt sei Gott in höchsten Thron." Weisse's text was published with the tune in Vulpius's Ein Schon Geistlich Gesangbuch (1609). Because the text dates f…

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Chalice Hymnal #423
Moravian Book of Worship #424
Presbyterian Hymnal: hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs #500
The United Methodist Hymnal #630
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #137
Include 2 pre-1979 instances