268a. 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 first-fruits give.

3 Oh, 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.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: We give Thee but Thine own
Author: W. W. How
Publication Date: 1894
Meter: S.M.
Topic: Almsgiving; Almsgiving and Charities; Associations of Guilds
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: CAMBRIDGE
Composer: R. Harrison
Meter: S.M.



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