686. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: We give thee but thine own
Title: We Give Thee but Thine Own
Author: William W. How, 1823-1897
Meter: S M
Language: English
Publication Date: 2006
Topic: Stewardship; Service
Tune Information
Name: HEATH
Meter: S M
Key: G Major
Source: L. Mason and G. Webb Cantica Lauda, 1850



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