by Stephen Collins Foster (1826 - 1864)

Give us this day our daily bread
Language: English 
Father of love, 
Father above, 
Send down thy blessing upon each head, 
Shield us from pride 
While we here bide, 
Give us this day our daily bread, 
Give us this day our daily bread. 

Humbly we pray, 
Humbly we say, 
Words that our Lord and Redeemer said. 
Trustful and weak, 
Humbly we speak, 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
Give us this day our daily bread. 

Make us resigned, 
Patient of mind. 
While to the throne of thy grace we're led 
Make us content 
With what is sent, 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
Give us this day our daily bread. 

Sinful are we, 
Thoughtless of thee, 
While 'round our footsteps thy care is shed 
Though we forget, 
Watch o'er us yet, 
Give us this day our daily bread. 
Give us this day our daily bread.

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Researcher for this text: Laura Prichard [Guest Editor]

This text was added to the website: 2015-12-26
Line count: 28
Word count: 138