Have We Any Gift Worth Giving

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Have we any gift worth giving to the Giver of all
things?
What would please the ever-living, one true God
from whom life springs?
Not dead gold or merchandise, but a living sacrifice:
worship both profound and freeing, serving God

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Christ by costly incarnation dwelt in human time
and place
to reveal to all creation God’s redeeming love and
grace;
so are we in flesh and bone given means of making
known
through the web of daily living God’s own pattern of
self-giving.

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Let us shun the selfish merit worldly wisdom has
defined,
but renewed by God’s own Spirit be transformed in
heart and mind;
by past mercies taught and led, let us seek the path
ahead,
trusting that, like those before us, God will guide us
and restore us.

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Author: Carl P. Daw

The Reverend Carl P. Daw, Jr. Curator of Hymnological Collections Adjunct Professor of Hymnology B.A. Rice University M.A. University of Virginia M.Div. University of the South Ph.D. University of Virginia D. D. Virginia Theological Seminary The Reverend Dr. Carl P. Daw Jr., is an Episcopal priest and writer who served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada from 1996 to 2009, while this ecumenical and international organization had its headquarters at Boston University School of Theology. Dr. Daw continues as an Adjunct Professor of Hymnology in the Master of Sacred Music program and acts as the Curator of the Hymnological Collections in the STH Library. In addition to his experience… Go to person page >

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First Line: Have we any gift worth giving
Title: Have We Any Gift Worth Giving
Author: Carl P. Daw
Meter: 8.7.8.7.7.7.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1995 Hope Publishing Co.

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