432. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: We give thee but thine own
Title: We Give Thee But Thine Own
Author: William Walsham How (1864)
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 29:14; 1 Peter 4:10
Topic: The Church: Stewardship
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: SCHUMANN
Meter: S.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850



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