Great Giver of All Good

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1 Great Giver of all good,
Teach us to give like Thee;
Ours be the great beatitude
Of love and service free.

2 May we Thy law of love
Fulfill in thought and deed:
Each generous impulse from above
Obey with joyful speed.

3 May we, with Thee, O Lord,
Each other's sorrows share:
Let each his friendly aid afford,
And feel his brother's care.

4 Poor are our offerings, Lord,
Yet if bestowed in love,
No gift shall fail of its reward
In larger life above.

5 In love may we increase
By Thy sweet mercy's grace,
Till all that's selfish from us cease,
And ill to good give place.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #367

Author: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great Giver of all good
Title: Great Giver of All Good
Author: Anonymous
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Publication Date: 1957
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1957.

Tune

SCHUMANN (51567)

SCHUMANN is one of many hymn tunes arranged by Lowell Mason (PHH 96). He first published the arrangement in Cantica Laudis (1850), a collection he edited with George J. Webb (PHH 559). First called WHITE, the tune was marked "Arr. from Schumann" and was thus ascribed to the German composer Robert A.…

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The Hymnal of The Evangelical United Brethren Church #367

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