712. As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought

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Text Information
First Line: As those of old their first-fruits brought
Title: As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
Author: Frank von Christierson (1960, alt.)
Publication Date: 2013
Meter: CMD
Scripture: Exodus 23:16; Deuteronomy 26:1-3; Malachi 3:10; Romans 12:1-2
Topic: Dedication and Stewardship; Harvest; Living in Christ (2 more...)
Language: English
Copyright: © 1961, ren.1989 The Hymn Society (admin. Hope Publishing Company)
Tune Information
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: CMD
Key: F Major or modal
Source: English folk melody

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This text by a Presbyterian pastor in California expresses the conviction that being a good steward is an essential part of the Christian life, for self-giving is God’s own nature. The tune is named for the village in Surrey where the arranger collected this tune in 1903.

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