Joyful Giving

Why should we be always giving

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Why should we be always giving―
Giving money, giving love?
Jesus loves the cheerful giver,
He will bless us from above.

Let us give with joy and gladness,
Give with generous heart and hand;
Giving brings the Savior’s blessing,
Let us give at His command.

2 Why should we be always giving―
Sending gifts so far away?
There they need the news of Jesus,
Millions die while we delay. [Refrain]

3 Why should we be always giving?
Jesus freely gives to all;
Every day and every moment,
His uncounted mercies fall. [Refrain]

4 Why should we be always giving?
’Tis a joy like that above;
Blessings shared are blessings doubled,
Giving always goes with love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8090

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why should we be always giving
Title: Joyful Giving
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let us give with joy and gladness
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #8090
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