BREAD OF HEAVEN

BREAD OF HEAVEN

Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1875)
Published in 20 hymnals


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Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan

Maclagan, William Dalrymple , D.D., son of David Maclagan, M.D., was born in Edinburgh, June 18, 1826. In early life he entered the army, and served for some time in India. Retiring with the rank of lieutenant, he entered St. Peter's College, Cambridge, where he graduated B.A. 1856 and M.A. in 1860. Taking Holy Orders, he was curate of St. Saviour's, Paddington, 1856-58, and St. Stephen's, Marylebone, 1858-60. He then became Secretary to the London Diocesan Church Building Society, from 1860 to 1865; curate of Enfield, 1865-69; Rector of Newington, 1869-75; and Vicar of Kensington, 1875-78. He was also Hon. Chaplain to the Queen, and Prebendary of Reculverland in St. Paul's Cathedral, London. In 1878 he was consecrated Bishop of Lichfield.… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: William Dalrymple Maclagan (1875)
Meter: 7.7.7.7.7.7
Incipit: 54321 23454 3322/ 543

Texts

Bread of heaven, on Thee we feed

Springs and Streams No Longer Bless

Springs and streams no longer bless
All the dry and thirsty land;
Fertile fields in verdant dress
God converts to desert sand;
For that they who dwell therein
Turn to wickedness and sin.

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Instances

Instances (3)TextImageAudioScoreFlexscore
Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #284a
Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #398b
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #83a



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