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