Loving and giving

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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.

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 >

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