Nothing to Bring

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1 Nothing to bring, O Saviour King,
Thou Lamb of Calvary;
No harvest treasures have we bound,
No worthy increase have we found,
No fruitful yield for Thee,
No fruitful yield for Thee.

2 Nothing to bring the risen King,
Who died that we might live;
The scattered sheaves of precious wheat,
All trampled down by careless feet,
No gathered grain to give,
No gathered grain to give.

3 Nothing to bring the loving King,
Who gives unsparingly;
Who offered up His life to save,
Who heeds our cry, who stills the wave,
When tossed on life's dark sea,
When tossed on life's dark sea.

4 How can we meet Thee face to face,
If idle while below?
How can we stand at Thy right hand
If we, while in the lower land,
Shall neither reap nor sow,
Shall neither reap nor sow?

Source: Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #52

Author: Harriet E. Jones

Harriet E. Rice Jones, 1823-1915 Born: Ap­ril 18, 1823, Pom­pey Hol­low, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Died: 1915, Bing­ham­ton, New York. Buried: Oran Com­mun­i­ty Church Cem­e­te­ry, Pom­pey, Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Daughter of El­e­a­zer Rice, Jones lived in Onon­da­ga Coun­ty, New York. Her girl­hood was spent on a farm, re­ceiv­ing what ed­u­ca­tion the count­ry schools and one term at high school could pro­vide. She was al­ways fond of read­ing, and was a great sing­er, with a clear ring­ing voice. On Ju­ly 7, 1844, she mar­ried a son of Rev. Ze­nas Jones; her hus­band died in 1879. Her song writ­ing ca­reer b­egan when her po­e­try came to the at­ten­tion of Dr. M. J. Mun­… Go to person page >

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First Line: Nothing to bring, O Savior King
Title: Nothing to Bring
Author: Harriet E. Jones
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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Singing by the Way #d28


Singing by the Way (Rev. ed.) #52

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