432. We Give Thee But Thine Own

1 We give thee but thine own,
whate'er the gift may be:
all that we have is thine alone,
a trust, O Lord, from thee.

2 May we thy bounties thus
as stewards true receive,
and gladly, as thou blessest us,
to thee our first-fruits give.

3 O hearts are bruised and dead,
and homes are bare and cold,
and lambs for whom the Shepherd bled
are straying from the fold.

4 And we believe thy Word,
though dim our faith may be,
whate'er for thine we do, O Lord,
we do it unto thee.

Text Information
First Line: We give thee but thine own
Title: We Give Thee But Thine Own
Author: William Walsham How (1864)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: S.M.
Scripture: ;
Topic: The Church: Stewardship
Language: English
Tune Information
Meter: S.M.
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850

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