Cast thy Bread upon the Waters

Verse 1:
“Cast thy bread upon the waters,”
You who have but scant supply;
Angel eyes will watch above it;
You shall find it by and by;
He who in His righteous balance,
Doth each human action weigh,
Will your sacrifice remember,
Will your loving deeds repay.

Verse 2:
“Cast thy bread upon the waters,”
Sad and weary, worn with care;
Often sitting in the shadow,–
Have you not a crumb to spare?
Can you not to those around you
Sing some little song of hope,
As you look with longing vision
Thro’ faith’s mighty telescope?

Verse 3:
“Cast thy bread upon the waters,”
You who have abundant store;
It may float on many a billow,
It may strand on many a shore;
You may think it lost forever,
But, as sure as God is true,
In this life, or in the other,
It will yet return to you.

Anon./Ira D. Sankey

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