Our Gifts to Jesus

Representative Text

1 What can we give to Jesus,
That He would prize the most,
That would, when known in heaven,
Rejoice the angel host?
Not gold, nor precious jewels,
Could such an off'ring be;
These were a gift unworthy
Of such a friend as He.

We'll give our hearts to Jesus;
No gift that we could bring.
Would be a better present,
For Christ, the children's King.

2 We may not govern riches,
Our talents may be few,
Yet surely there is something
That we for Him may do.
He owns the lovely flowers,
The earth, and heav'n above;
He asks us not for riches--
He only wants our love. [Chorus]

3 We know that He will take us,
For He has told us so;
He'll purify and cleanse us,
And wash us white as snow.
He'll always, dwell within us,
And make us sweet and mild,
Just like the gentle Savior,
The sinless, holy child. [Chorus]

Source: Little Branches No. 2: a collection of songs prepared especially for the primary and infant deparments of the sunday school #47

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What can we give to Jesus
Title: Our Gifts to Jesus
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: We'll give our hearts to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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