The Wise May Bring Their Learning

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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

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >


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)



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Church Family Worship #105

Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #600


Hymns for a Pilgrim People #444


Moravian Book of Worship #658


Small Church Music #6066

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Songs for Life #70

The Book of Praise #344


The Cyber Hymnal #7506


The Hymnal for Worship and Celebration #583

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The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #338


The Song Book of the Salvation Army #849

生命聖詩 - Hymns of Life, 1986 #516

Include 96 pre-1979 instances
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