1 What can we offer Thee, O Lord,
For all the wonders of Thy grace!
Fain would we Thy great Name record,
And worthily set forth Thy praise.
Dear Object of our faith and love,
To Whom our more than all we owe,
Open the fountain from above,
And let it on our spirits flow.
2 So shall our lives Thy power proclaim,
Thy grace for every sinner free,
Till all mankind shall know Thy Name,
Shall all stretch out their hands to Thee,
Open a door, which earth and hell
May strive to shut but strive in vain;
Grant that Thy Word may richly dwell
Among us and our fruit remain!
3 O multiply Thy sowers’ seed,
And fruit we every hour shall bear,
Throughout the world Thy Gospel spread,
Thy everlasting grace declare.
We all, in perfect love renewed,
Shall know the greatness of Thy power,
Stand in the temple of our God
As pillars, and go out no more.
John Wesley, the son of Samuel, and brother of Charles Wesley, was born at Epworth, June 17, 1703. He was educated at the Charterhouse, London, and at Christ Church, Oxford. He became a Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, and graduated M.A. in 1726. At Oxford, he was one of the small band consisting of George Whitefield, Hames Hervey, Charles Wesley, and a few others, who were even then known for their piety; they were deridingly called "Methodists." After his ordination he went, in 1735, on a mission to Georgia. The mission was not successful, and he returned to England in 1738. From that time, his life was one of great labour, preaching the Gospel, and publishing his commentaries and other theological works. He died in London, in 17… Go to person page >
Display Title: What Can We Offer Thee, O LordFirst Line: What can we offer Thee, O LordTune Title: PILGRIMAGEAuthor: Augustus Gottlieb Spangenberg, 1704-1792; John Wesley, 1703-1791Date: 1969Subject: The Church's Life and Work | Spread of the Gospel