185. 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 To comfort and to bless,
to find a balm for woe,
to tend the lone and fatherless
is angels' work below.

4 The captive to release,
to God the lost to bring,
to teach the way of life and peace--
it is a Christlike thing.

5 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)
Refrain First Line: S.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Giving and Stewardship
Tune Information
Name: SCHUMANN
Meter: S.M.
Key: G Major or modal
Source: Mason and Webb, Cantica Laudis, 1850



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