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 firstfruits give.
3 O hearts are bruised and dead,
And homes are bare and cold,
And lambs for whom the Shepherd bled
Are straying from the fold.
4 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 Walsham How (1864)|
|Scripture:||1 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Peter 4:10|
|Topic:||The Church: Stewardship|
|Source:||Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850|