781. 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 Oh, hearts are bruised and dead,
And homes are bare and cold,
And lambs for whom the Shepherd bled
Are straying from the fold.

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

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

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

Text Information
First Line: We give Thee but Thine own
Title: We Give Thee But Thine Own
Author: William W. How, 1823-97
Publication Date: 2006
Meter: S M
Scripture: 1 John 3:16-18; Matthew 25:40; Exodus 23:19; James 1:27
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ENERGY
Composer: William H. Monk, 1823-89
Meter: S M
Key: G Major or modal



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