405. I Gave My Life for Thee

1 I gave my life for thee;
My precious blood I shed,
That thou might'st ransomed be
And quickened from the dead.
I gave My life for thee;
What hast thou giv'n for Me?

2 I spent long years for thee
In weariness and woe
That an eternity
Of joy thou mightest know.
I spent long years for thee;
Hast thou spent one for Me?

3 My Father's home of light,
My rainbow-circled throne,
I left for earthly night,
For wand'rings sad and lone.
I left it all for thee;
Hast thou left aught for Me?

4 I suffered much for thee,
More than my tongue may tell,
Of bitt'rest agony,
To rescue thee from hell.
I suffered much for thee;
What canst thou bear for Me?

5 And I have brought to thee
Down from My home above
Salvation full and free,
My pardon and My love.
Great gifts I brought to thee;
What hast thou brought to Me?

6 Oh, let thy life be given,
Thy years for Me be spent,
World's fetters all be riven,
And joy with suffering blent!
I gave Myself for thee;
Give thou thyself to Me.

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: I gave My life for thee
Title: I Gave My Life for Thee
Author: Frances R. Havergal (1853)
Publication Date: 1941
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6.
Scripture: Philippians 1:27
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Consecration
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: OLD 120TH
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6.
Key: D Major
Source: "Psalter," Thomas Este, 1592



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