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639. Thy Life Was Given for Me

1 Thy life was giv'n for me,
thy blood, O Lord, was shed,
that I might ransomed be,
and quickened from the dead;
thy life was giv'n for me;
what have I giv'n 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 giv'n
my years for thee be spent;
world-fetters all be riv'n
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
Title: Thy Life Was Given for Me
Author: Frances R. Havergal (1858)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: 6.6.6.D.
Source: Recast in Church Hymns, 1871
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DEVOTION (Gower)
Composer: John H. Gower (1895)
Meter: 6.6.6.D.
Key: E♭ Major

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