Cast thy bread upon the waters Thinking not 'tis thrown away

Cast thy bread upon the waters Thinking not 'tis thrown away

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford
Published in 134 hymnals

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1. Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Thinking not ’tis thrown away;
God Himself saith, thou shalt gather
It again some future day.

2. Cast thy bread upon the waters;
Wildly though the billows roll,
They but aid thee as thou toilest
Truth to spread from pole to pole.

3. As the seed, by billows floated,
To some distant island lone,
So to human souls benighted,
That thou flingest may be borne.

4. Cast thy bread upon the waters,
Why wilt thou still doubting stand?
Bounteous shall God send the harvest
If thou sowest with liberal hand.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1115

Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford

Hanaford, Phoebe A., née Coffin, daughter of George F. Coffin, was born at Nantucket Island, May 6, 1829. Mrs. Hanaford is an Universalist, and one of their recognized ministers. Her hymn "Cast thy bread upon the waters" (Work and Wait), is in the Laudes Domini, N.Y., 1884, and other American collections. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Cast thy bread upon the waters Thinking not 'tis thrown away
Author: Phoebe A. Hanaford

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