Give Us Our Daily Bread
Day by day the manna fell;
O, to learn this lesson well!
Still by constant mercy fed,
Give us, Lord, our daily bread.
Day by day, the promise reads;
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away;
Take the manna of to-day.
Lord, our times are in Thy hand;
All our sanguine hopes have planned
To Thy wisdom we resign,
And would mould our wills to Thine.
Thou our daily task shalt give;
Day by day to Thee we live;
So shall added years fulfil
Not our own, our Father’s will.
O, to live exempt from care,
By the energy of prayer;
Strong in faith, with mind subdued,
Glowing yet with gratitude!