1 I have something Jesus gave me for my own;
It is something which He sent me from His throne;
It is something which I carry near my heart:
It is safe till Jesus bids me from it part.
2 In itself it hath no value more than tears;
Tho' I'm weary as I bear it, I've no fears;
It is precious as a token from the Lord,
That His heart-tho't is as loving as His word.
3 Like His presence it doth bring me peace divine;
'Tis his sweet and tender whisper, Thou art mine.
What's the gift I clasp so closely wouldst thou see?
'Tis a cross which Christ, my Master sent, to me.
4 If my human hands had found it, I should grieve;
But my Jesus laid it on me, I believe.
Oh, how sweet it is to bear it as His gift!
While the burden of my treasure Christ doth lift.
Hinsdale, Grace Webster, née Haddock, a Congregationalism daughter married to Theodore Hinsdale, a lawyer of New York, in 1850. Mrs. Hinsdale is a contributor to the periodical press, and has published Coming to the King, a Book of Daily Devotion for Children, 1865; republished in England as Daily Devotions for Children, 1867. Her hymns include :—
i. From Coming to the King, 1865.
1. A light streams downward from the sky. Heaven.
2. My soul complete in Jesus stands (1855). Safety in Jesus.
ii. From Schaff’s Christ in Song, N.Y., 1869.
3. Are there no wounds for me? Passiontide. Written April, 1868.
4. Jesus, the rays divine. Jesus ever present. Written July, 1868.
5. There was no angel 'midst the throng. Jesus, the D… Go to person page >
Display Title: My Savior's GiftFirst Line: I have something Jesus gave me for my ownTune Title: [I have something Jesus gave me for my own]Author: Grace Webster HinsdaleScripture: Matthew 16:21Date: 1878