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.
|First Line:||We give thee but thine own|
|Title:||We Give Thee But Thine Own|
|Author:||William Walsham How (1864)|
|Topic:||The Church: Stewardship|
|Source:||Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850|