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 greatness,
and some their strength and health.

2 We too would bring our treasures
to offer to the King.
We have no wealth or learning--
what treasures shall we bring?

3 We'll bring hearts filled with loving,
we'll bring our thankful praise,
while always humbly trying
to follow in God's ways.

Source: Songs for Life #70

Text Information

First Line: The wise may bring their learning
Title: The Wise May Bring Their Learning
Meter: D
Source: The Book of Praise for Children
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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)





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