8311. What Offering Shall I Bring To Thee?

1 What offering shall I bring to Thee,
Immanuel, my King and God?
Who didst vouchsafe a man to be
To save me by Thy precious blood;
Thou, at whose birth the angels sing,
"Peace upon earth, goodwill to men,"
To whom the sages humbly bring
Their gifts, though Thou appear so mean.

2 This will I do, Thou Child divine,
I’ll give Thee that for which Thou cam’st;
My soul and body, Lord, are Thine,
And them in love to me Thou claim’st:
My humble sacrifice receive,
Dear Jesus, born to bleed for me,
That I by faith in Thee might live,
And with Thee live eternally.

Text Information
First Line: What offering shall I bring to Thee
Title: What Offering Shall I Bring To Thee?
Author: Johann Töltschig
Meter: LMD
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: LMD
Key: F Major or modal
Source: Herrnhut MS. Choral Buch, 1735-1745
Copyright: Public Domain

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