Have We Any Gift Worth Giving

Have we any gift worth giving

Author: Carl P. Daw
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

Have we any gift worth giving to the Giver of all
What would please the ever-living, one true God
from whom life springs?
Not dead gold or merchandise, but a living sacrifice:
worship both profound and freeing, serving God

Christ by costly incarnation dwelt in human time
and place
to reveal to all creation God’s redeeming love and
so are we in flesh and bone given means of making
through the web of daily living God’s own pattern of

Let us shun the selfish merit worldly wisdom has
but renewed by God’s own Spirit be transformed in
heart and mind;
by past mercies taught and led, let us seek the path
trusting that, like those before us, God will guide us
and restore us.

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Author: Carl P. Daw

Carl P. Daw, Jr. (b. Louisville, KY, 1944) is the son of a Baptist minister. He holds a PhD degree in English (University of Virginia) and taught English from 1970-1979 at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. As an Episcopal priest (MDiv, 1981, University of the South, Sewanee, Tennesee) he served several congregations in Virginia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. From 1996-2009 he served as the Executive Director of The Hymn Society in the United States and Canada. Carl Daw began to write hymns as a consultant member of the Text committee for The Hymnal 1982, and his many texts often appeared first in several small collections, including A Year of Grace: Hymns for the Church Year (1990); To Sing God’s Praise (1992), New… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Have we any gift worth giving
Title: Have We Any Gift Worth Giving
Author: Carl P. Daw
Language: English
Copyright: Text © 1995 Hope Publishing Co.



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Lift Up Your Hearts #872


Sing! A New Creation #214

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