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106. 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,
The lost to God 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 we do for Thine, O Lord,
We do it unto Thee.

Text Information
First Line: We give Thee but Thine own
Meter: S. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1898
Topic: Beneficence; Stewards of God; Christian Work
Notes: W. W. How, 1858.
Tune Information
Name: FRANCONIA
Meter: S. M.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Lutheran, ab. 1720



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