Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest

Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest

Author: Abel Gerald Wilson Blunt
Tune: CLARE MARKET
Published in 29 hymnals

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1 Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest,
Bloom from the garden, and flowers from the field;
Gifts for the stricken ones, knowing Thou carest
More for the love than the wealth that we yield.

2 Send, Lord, by these to the sick and the dying,
Speak to their hearts with a message of peace;
Comfort the sad, who in weakness are lying,
Grant the departing a gentle release.

3 Raise, Lord, to health again those who are sickened,
Fair be their lives as the roses in bloom;
Give of Thy grace to the souls Thou hast quickened,
Gladness for sorrow, and brightness for gloom.

4 We, Lord, like flowers, must bloom and must wither;
We, like these blossoms, must fade and must die;
Gather us Lord, to Thy bosom for ever,
Grant us a place in Thy house in the sky.

Amen.

The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895

Author: Abel Gerald Wilson Blunt

Blunt, Abel Gerald Wilson, M.A., some time Travelling Fellow of Cambridge University, was born in 1827, and graduated at Pembroke College, Cambridge, B.A., 1850; M.A., 1860. Taking Holy Orders in 1851, he was from 1856 to 1860 Incumbent of Crew Green, Cheshire. In 1860 he was preferred to the Rectory of St. Luke's, Chelsea. Mr. Blunt's hymns, written for festival occasions at St. Luke's, are:— 1. Evening comes, may we, 0 Lord. Evening. 2. From meadows bright with blossom. Flower Services. This is dated June, 1882. 3. Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest. Flower Services. This is the best known and most popular of Mr. Blunt's hymns. From its composition in 1879, when it was first sung at the Flower Service at St.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest
Author: Abel Gerald Wilson Blunt
Meter: 11.10.11.10
Language: English

Notes

Here, Lord, we offer Thee all that is fairest. Flower Services. This is the best known and most popular of Mr. Blunt's hymns. From its composition in 1879, when it was first sung at the Flower Service at St. Luke's, it has attracted attention until it is deemed essential to the completeness of most collections of importance.

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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