7192. 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. 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 (1864)
Meter: SM
Language: English
Source: Psalms and Hymns, 1864
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: You will have no reward in heaven for what you lay up: you will for what you lay out. Every pound you put into the earthly bank is sunk: it brings no interest above. But every pound you give to the poor you put into the bank of heaven. And it will bring glorious interest. John Wesley. Alternate tunes: CHISELHURST, Joseph Barnby, 1887; DEDICATION (CALKIN), John B. Calkin, 1872; FRANCONIA (KÖNIG), Johann B. König, 1738; TRENTHAM, Robert Jackson, 1888; WE GIVE THEE BUT THINE OWN, Edward H. Thorne, 1834-1916; WINDERMERE(SOMERVELL), Arthur Somervell, 1906; YATTENDON 46, Harry Ellis Wooldridge, 1899
Tune Information
Meter: SM
Incipit: 51567 11432 11771
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Can­ti­ca Laud­is, by Low­ell Ma­son and George J. Webb (New York: Ma­son & Law, 1850)
Copyright: Public Domain

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