Loving and giving

Full Text

1 Teach us, oh, teach us the lesson of loving,
This is the very first lesson of all;
Thus by our lives may we ever be proving
That we have answer'd the Lord's loving call.

Chorus:
Teach us, oh, teach us the lesson of loving,
Teach us to give, as we freely receive;
Loving and giving, yes, loving and giving,
These are the lessons for all who believe.

2 Make us more loving, tho' all are not lovely,
Make us like Jesus, who loves to the end;
Seeking the sinful, the lost, and the lonely,
Ready to help them, and strong to defend. [Chorus]

3 Teach us the lesson of giving more freely,
All that we have to the Saviour we owe;
Oh, may we share it with all who are needy,
Doing the work of our Master below. [Chorus]

4 Loving and giving will bring truest pleasure,
Life will be full of the sweetest reward;
Thus may we lay up in heaven our treasure,
Entering in to the joy of our Lord. [Chorus]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #33

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Teach us, O, teach us the lesson
Title: Loving and giving
Author: Julia H. Johnston



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