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Thine are all the gifts, O God

Thine are all the gifts, O God

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Published in 28 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Thine are all the gifts, O God,
Thine the broken bread;
Let the naked feet be shod,
And the starving fed.

2 Let Thy children, by Thy grace,
Give as they abound,
Till the poor have breathing-space,
And the lost are found.

3 Wiser than the miser's hoards
Are the giver's choice;
Sweeter than the song of birds
Is the thankful voice;

4 Welcome smiles on faces sad
As the flowers of spring:
Let the tender hearts be glad
With the joy they bring.

5 Happier for their pity's sake
Make their sports and plays,
And from lips of childhood take
Thy perfected praise.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #694

Author: John Greenleaf Whittier

Whittier, John Greenleaf, the American Quaker poet, was born at Haverhill, Massachusetts, Dec. 17, 1807. He began life as a farm-boy and shoemaker, and subsequently became a successful journalist, editor and poet. In 1828 he became editor of the American Manufacturer (Boston), in 1830 of the New England Review, and an 1836 (on becoming Secretary to the American Anti-Slavery Society) of the Pennsylvania Freeman. He was also for some time, beginning with 1847, the corresponding editor of the National Era. In 1840 he removed to Amesbury, Massachusetts, where most of his later works have been written. At the present time [1890] he lives alternately at Amesbury and Boston. His first poetical piece was printed in the Newburyport Free Press in 182… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thine are all the gifts, O God
Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
Meter: 7.5.7.5
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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