507. We Give Thee but Thine Own

1 We give Thee but Thine own,
Whate’er the gift may be:
All that we have is Thine alone,
A trust, O Lord, from Thee.

2 May we Thy bounties thus
As stewards true receive,
And gladly, as Thou blessest us,
To Thee our first-fruits give.

3 To comfort and to bless,
To find a balm for woe,
To tend the lone and fatherless,
Is angels’ work below.

4 The captive to relieve,
To God the lost to bring,
To teach the way of life and peace—-
It is a Christ-like thing.

5 And we believe Thy word,
Though dim our faith may be:
Whate’er for Thine we do, O Lord,
We do it unto Thee.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We give Thee but Thine own
Title: We Give Thee but Thine Own
Author: William W. How (1858)
Publication Date: 1974
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:14; Matthew 25:40; James 1:7; 1 Peter 4:10
Topic: Stewardship: of Substance
Tune Information
Name: SCHUMANN
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850



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