May 24, 2005
66R Day By Day the Manna Fell
Original Title: "Day By Day the Manna Fell," Josiah Conder (1836), rev. REH (2005), NUN KOMM, DER HEIDEN HEILAND, 18.104.22.168., Enchiridion Oder Handbuchlein (1524), Bach. Mark 6:41, 50, "Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people . . . Immediately he spoke to them and said, 'Take heart, it is I; do not be afraid;'" compare lyrics "cast foreboding fears away." See also John 6:11; John 6:48, 51 "I am the bread of life." Numbers 11:5-6, "We remember the fish we used to eat in Egypt for nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic; but now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at;" compare Joshua 5:12. The New Century Hymnal and Singing the Living Tradition do not include the hymn.
1. Day by day the man-na fell;
O to learn this les-son well!
Still by cons-tant mer-cy fed,
Give me, God, my dai-ly bread.
2. "Day by day," the pro-mise reads,
dai-ly strength for dai-ly needs;
Cast fore-bod-ing fears a-way;
Take the man-na of to-day.
3. O my times are in thy hand;
All my san-guine hopes ex-pand.
On thy Wis-dom I re-cline,
and would make my pur-pose thine.
4. Thou my dai-ly task shalt give;
Day by day with thee I live;
So shall ad-ded years ful-fill,
still my own, and hea-ven’s will.
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Posted by rehurst at May 24, 2005 04:24 AM
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Thank you for your work on updating these hymns. I didn't find where to let you know that we will be using "Day by Day the Manna Fell" in our August 13 worship time and so am doing so here.
Posted by: Wesley White at August 8, 2006 05:15 PM