657. We Give You But Your Own

1 We give you but your own,
in any gifts we bring;
all that we have is yours alone,
a trust from you, our King.

2 May we your bounties thus
as stewards true receive,
and gladly, Lord, as you bless us,
to you our first-fruits give.

3 To comfort and to bless,
to find a balm for woe,
to tend those lost in loneliness
is angels' work below.

4 The captive to release,
the lost to God to bring,
to teach the way of life and peace -
it is a Christ-like thing.

5 And we believe your word,
though dim our faith may be.
Whate'er we do for you, O Lord,
we do it gratefully.

Text Information
First Line: We give you but your own
Title: We Give You But Your Own
Author: William W. How (1858, alt.)
Meter: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ;
Topic: Stewardship and Service; Following Christ; Service music--Offering responses (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Mason and Webb, Cantica Laudis (1850)

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