Scripture Verse

Lord, evermore give us this bread. John 6:34


William F. Sherwin (1826–1888)

Words: Jo­na­than B. At­chin­son, in Heart and Voice, ed­it­ed by Will­iam Sher­win (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: John Church, 1881), page 13.

Music: Ca­ba­lle­ro Will­iam F. Sher­win, 1881 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of At­chin­son (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Lord of life, on this Thy day,
We have met to praise and pray;
Gather us, O God our king,
’Neath the sha­dow of Thy wing.


Brightest day of all the sev­en,
Type of end­less day in Hea­ven,
On this day, with hea­ven­ly bread,
May we, Lord, by Thee be fed.

May our prais­es to Thee giv­en,
Mingle with the songs of Hea­ven;
May our pray­ers, like in­cense, be
Pleasing as they rise to Thee.


Close, O Christ, to Thee we draw;
Clear to us now make Thy law;
Open Thou our eyes to see
How each les­son points to Thee.