What Can I Give Him?

Representative Text

What can I give Him, poor as I am?
If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb;
If I were a wise man, I would do my part;
Yet what can I give Him?
Give Him my heart.

Source: Baptist Hymnal 2008 #207

Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rossetti, Christina Georgina, daughter of Gabriel, and sister of Dante Gabriel and William Michael Rossetti, was born in London, Dec. 5, 1830, and received her education at home. Her published works include:— (1) Goblin Market, and Other Poems, 1862; (2) The Prince's Progress, and Other Poems, 1866 ; (3) Poems, mainly a reprint of Nos. 1 and 2, 1875; (4) A Pageant, and Other Poems, 1881, &c. In addition, Miss Rossetti has published several prose works, as:— Annus Domini (a book of prayers for every day in the year), 1874; Letter and Spirit of the Decalogue, 1883, and others. She has written very few hymns avowedly for church worship, but several centos have been compiled from her poems, and have passed into several hymn-books. The… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What can I give Him, poor as I am?
Title: What Can I Give Him?
Author: Christina Georgina Rossetti
Language: English
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 7 of 7)

Baptist Hymnal 1991 #610


Baptist Hymnal 2008 #207


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