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.
|First Line:||We give you but your own|
|Title:||We Give You But Your Own|
|Author:||William W. How (1858, alt.)|
|Topic:||Stewardship and Service; Following Christ; Service music--Offering responses(1 more...)|
|Source:||Mason and Webb, Cantica Laudis (1850)|