1 We bring no glittering treasures,
No gems from earth's deep mine;
We come, with simple measures,
To chant Thy love divine.
Children, thy favours sharing,
Their voice of thanks would raise;
Father, accept our offering,
Our song of grateful praise.
2 That priceless gift of heaven,
Love's written word of truth,
To us is early given,
To guide our steps in youth;
We hear the wondrous story,
The tale of Calvary;
We read of homes in glory,
From sin and sorrow free.
3 Redeemer, grant Thy blessing!
O teach us how to pray,
That each, Thy fear possessing,
May tread life's onward way!
Then, where the pure are dwelling
We hope to meet again,
And, sweeter numbers swelling,
For ever praise Thy name.
Phillips, Harriet Cecilia, was born in Sharon, Connecticut, in 1806, and was for many years an active worker in Sunday Schools in New York city. She contributed five hymns to the Rev. W. C. Hoyt's Family and Social Melodies, 1853, and has also written for various magazines. "We bring no glittering treasures" (Sunday School Anniversary), was written circa 1848 for a Sunday School Festival in New York city, and published in the Methodist Episcopal Hymns, 1849 (Nutter's Hymn Notes, 1884, p. 31l).
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)
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Display Title: We Bring No Glittering TreasuresFirst Line: We bring no glittering treasuresTune Title: MADEIRAAuthor: Harriet C. PhillipsMeter: 76.76 DSource: Hymns for Sunday Schools by G. Lane and P. P. Sandford (New York: 1842)