|First Line:||Lord of all good, we bring our gifts to you|
|Title:||Lord of All Good|
|Author:||Albert F. Bayly (1950)|
|Copyright:||© Albert F. Bayly|
st. 2 = Rom. 12:1
st. 3 = 2 Cor. 9:7
Albert F. Bayly (PHH 293) included this text in his collection Again I Say Rejoice (1967); he originally wrote it for a Christmas fair at Eccleston Congregational Church, St. Helens, Lancashire, England, where Bayly served as minister from 1956 to 1962. The Psalter Hymnal Revision Committee modernized second-person singular pronouns throughout the hymn text.
"Lord of All Good" expresses that not our gifts alone but our entire selves are to be an offering for God's service (st. 1) and for his glory (st. 2) out of gratitude and praise to the triune God who creates, saves, and sustains us (st. 3). This excellent hymn of dedication proceeds with certainty toward the doxology of its final stanza.
A great offertory hymn! Also useful at the close of the worship service, bringing together our whole-life dedication and a strong doxology; special occasions of consecration and dedication such as adult baptism, profession of faith, ordination, renewal of vows, and so on.
--Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988