Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7
Words: Fanny Crosby, in Golden Grain Nos. 1 and 2 Combined (Chicago, Illinois: Alfred Beirly, 1896). Some hymnals give the author as Ida Scott Taylor, one of Fanny’s pseudonyms.
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Bring your loving gifts to Jesus,
Willing let it be;
Once for you His life He offered,
Died on Calvary;
Turn not from His gentle pleading,
Tho’ perhaps your store is small,
From His great and wondrous bounty
God provides your all.
Come with songs of glad rejoicing,
Bring your gift with earnest prayer—
Waiting for the blessèd harvest,
Fruits of joy to bear.
In the name of Jesus only,
Give with lavish hand;
Seek your Master’s cause to honor,
This is His command;
Come, oh come, ye sons of Zion,
Bring your offering to the Lord;
Yield your treasure to His keeping,
Asking no reward.
Aid to spread His holy Gospel,
Send the news abroad;
Tell the world the heav’nly tidings—
Winning souls for God;
Weary not in faithful service,
Toiling on from sun to sun;
By and by shall Jesus whisper,
Thou hast nobly done.