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536. Thy life was given for me

1 Thy life was given for me,
Thy blood, O Lord, was shed,
That I might ransomed be,
And quickened from the dead;
Thy life was given for me;
What have I given for thee?

2 Long years were spent for me
In weariness and woe,
That through eternity
Thy glory I might know:
Long years were spent for me;
Have I spent one for thee?

3 Thou, Lord, hast borne for me
More than my tongue can tell
Of bitt'rest agony,
To rescue me from hell;
Thou suff'redst all for me;
What have I borne for thee?

4 And thou hast brought to me
Down from thy home above
Salvation full and free,
Thy pardon and thy love;
Great gifts thou broughtest me;
What have I brought to thee?

5 O let my life be given
My years for thee be spent;
World-fetters all be riven
And joy with suff'ring blent:
Thou gav'st thyself for me,
I give myself to thee.


Text Information
First Line: Thy life was given for me
Author: Frances R. Havergal (1858)
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 8. 6. 6. D.
Scripture: ;
Topic: Christ: Atoning work of; Christ: Life, Ministry and Obedience of; Christian Life: Thankfulness (1 more...)
Source: Church Hymns, 1871, recast
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John H. Gower (1895)
Meter: 8. 6. 6. D.
Key: E Major

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