The Wise May Bring Their Learning

Representative Text

1 The wise may bring their learning,
The rich may bring their wealth,
And some may bring their brilliance,
And some bring strength and health;
We too, would bring our treasures
To offer to the King;
We have no gifts deserving:
What shall we children bring?

2 We'll bring Him hearts that love Him;
We'll bring Him thankful praise,
And young souls meekly striving
To walk in holy ways:
And these shall be our treasures
We offer to the King,
And these are gifts that even
The youngest child may bring.

3 We'll come and show the Savior
The things we do each day;
We'll try our best to please Him
At home, at school or play:
And better are these treasures
To offer to our King,
Than richest gifts without them:
Yet these a child may bring.

Source: Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #444

Author: Anonymous

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Notes

The wise may bring their learning. [Childhood for Christ.] Anon, in the Congregational Church Hymnal, 1887, the Hymnal Companion, 1890, &c. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)

Tune

ELLON


FOREST GREEN

FOREST GREEN is an English folk tune associated with the ballad "The Ploughboy's Dream." Ralph Vaughan Williams (PHH 316) turned FOREST GREEN into a hymn tune for The English Hymnal (1906), using it as a setting for "O Little Town of Bethlehem." Shaped in rounded bar form (AABA), FOREST GREEN has th…

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ST. HELIER (35561)


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The Cyber Hymnal #7506
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Instances

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Church Family Worship #105

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #600

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Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #444

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Moravian Book of Worship #658

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Small Church Music #6066

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Songs for Life #70

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The Cyber Hymnal #7506

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The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #583

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #516

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