|Title:||[Break thou the bread of life] (Sherwin)|
|Composer:||William F. Sherwin (1877)|
|Incipit:||31356 53132 31356|
Break now the bread of life, dear Lord, to me,
as once you broke the loaves beside the sea.
Beyond the sacred page I seek you, Lord;
my spirit waits for you, O living Word.
William F. Sherwin (PHH 8) composed BREAD OF LIFE in 1877 for the stanzas by Lathbury when he was the music director for the Chautauqua Institution.
A good fit for the hymn text, BREAD OF LIFE is a quiet tune, meditative in tone but with a fine climax in its final phrase. Sing this tune in harmony at a firm tempo.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988
Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations
Piano and Organ Duet
Voices: Vocal Solo