Scripture Verse

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


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

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.

Music: Will­iam J. C. Thiel (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Thiel (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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.