Hearts to Do Thy Bidding

What shall be the tribute that today we bring

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [What shall be the tribute that today we bring]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What shall be the tribute that today we bring
To our loving Father that he most will prize?
What have we to offer this Redeemer King?—
O a heart of love is precious in his eyes.

Refrain:
Loving Father, take the gifts we bring,—
Earnest hearts and loyal to the King!
Help us live for others as for thee,
Till we sing thy praises in eternity.

2 Just a heart that loves him, and is glad to do
Something for the Master, tho’ the deed be small,
Loyal, willing, loving, all life’s journey thro’,
Just a heart that loves and trusts him all in all. [Refrain]

3 Bring we each our off’ring to the King, and say,—
Take this heart, my Father, full of love for thee;
Mould it to thy purpose in thine own good way;
Make our lives what thou wouldst have them, Lord, to be. [Refrain]


Source: Sunday School Voices: a collection of sacred songs #85

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

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First Line: What shall be the tribute that today we bring
Title: Hearts to Do Thy Bidding
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Loving Father, take the gifts

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