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 The captive to release,
to God the lost to bring,
to teach the way of life and peace -
it is a Christ-like thing.
4 And we believe thy word,
though dim our faith may be:
whate'er we do for thine, O Lord,
we do it unto thee.
|First Line:||We give thee but thine own|
|Title:||We Give Thee but Thine Own|
|Author:||William W. How, 1823-1897 (alt.)|
|Source:||L. Mason and G. Webb Cantica Lauda, 1850|