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The Gifts of God

His gifts are greater than my dreams

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Tune: [His gifts are greater than my dreams]
Published in 19 hymnals

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1 His gifts are greater than my dreams,
The gifts of God to me;
As countless as the sunset's golden beams,
As boundless as the sea.

His gifts are greater than my dreams,
(His gifts are greater, they are greater than my dreams.)
The gifts of Him who set me free;
And more and more abundant daily seems
The grace of God to me.

2 I ask a part, He give the whole -
Himself, and all beside;
His loving-kindness overflows my soul,
In-rushing as the tide. [Chorus]

3 "His ways are ways of pleasantness,
His paths are paths of peace;"
His hand is ever reaching out to bless;
He bids each sorrow cease. [Chorus]

4 Within my heart He shall have place
To rule and reign supreme;
My voice will ever praise Him for the grace
Of which I ne'er could dream. [Chorus]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #12

Author: Jessie Brown Pounds

Jessie Brown Pounds was born in Hiram, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland on 31 August 1861. She was not in good health when she was a child so she was taught at home. She began to write verses for the Cleveland newspapers and religious weeklies when she was fifteen. After an editor of a collection of her verses noted that some of them would be well suited for church or Sunday School hymns, J. H. Fillmore wrote to her asking her to write some hymns for a book he was publishing. She then regularly wrote hymns for Fillmore Brothers. She worked as an editor with Standard Publishing Company in Cincinnati from 1885 to 1896, when she married Rev. John E. Pounds, who at that time was a pastor of the Central Christian Church in Indianapolis. A memorab… Go to person page >

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First Line: His gifts are greater than my dreams
Title: The Gifts of God
Author: Jessie Brown Pounds
Language: English
Refrain First Line: His gifts are greater than my dreams



The Cyber Hymnal #8139
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The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #12


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