All Things Are Thine

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1 All things are thine; no gift have we,
Lord of all gifts, to offer thee;
and so with grateful hearts today
thine own before thy feet we lay.
Thy will was informed builders' thought;
thy hand unseen amidst us wrought;
through mortal motive, scheme, and plan,
thy wise eternal purpose ran.

2 No lack thy perfect fullness knew;
for human needs and longings grew
this house of prayer, this home of rest,
where grace is shared and truth addressed.
In weakness and in want, we call
on thee for whom the heavens are small;
thy glory is thy children's good,
thy joy fulfilled in servanthood.

3 All things are thine; no gift have we,
Lord of all gifts, to offer thee;
and so with grateful hearts today
thine own before thy feet we lay.
Come now and deign these walls to bless;
fill with thy love their emptiness;
and let their door a gateway be
to lead us from ourselves to thee.

Source: Common Praise (1998) #304

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

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First Line: All things are thine; no gift have we
Title: All Things Are Thine
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier (1872)
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

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MELCOMBE (Webbe)

Also known as: ST. PHILIPS BENEDICTION GRANTON NAZARETH MELCOMBE was first used as an anonymous chant tune (with figured bass) in the Roman Catholic Mass and was published in 1782 in An Essay on the Church Plain Chant. It was first ascribed to Samuel Webbe (the elder; b. London, England, 1740; d. Lo…

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The Cyber Hymnal #116
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Common Praise (1998) #304

Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #376

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The Cyber Hymnal #116

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Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #729

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