657. The wise may bring their learning

1 The wise may bring their learning,
The rich may bring their wealth,
And some may bring their greatness,
And some bring strength and health;
We, too, would bring our treasures
To offer to the King;
We have no wealth or learning:
What shall we children bring?

2 We'll bring him hearts to love him;
We'll bring him thankful praise,
And young souls meekly striving
To walk in holy ways:
And these shall be the treasures
We offer to the King,
And these are gifts that even
The poorest child may bring.

3 We'll bring the little duties
We have to do each day;
We'll try our best to please him,
At home, at school, at play:
And better are these treasures
To offer to the King
Than richest gifts without them;
Yet these a child may bring.


Text Information
First Line: The wise may bring their learning
Author: Anon.
Publication Date: 1961
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Scripture: 1 Samuel 15:22
Topic: Common Duties and Things; Love: For Christ or God; Obedience (2 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: George Frederick Root, 1820-1895
Meter: 7. 6. 7. 6. D.
Key: F Major or modal

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