God loveth a cheerful giver.@2 Corinthians 9:7

Fi­de­lia H. De­Witt, in Mis­sion­a­ry Songs, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (New York: Lo­renz & Com­pa­ny, 1880), num­ber 23, alt.

Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William J. Kirkpatrick
(1838–1921)

Hear the pennies dropping,
Listen while they fall,
Every one for Jesus,
He will get them all.

Refrain

Dropping, dropping,
Dropping, dropping,
Hear the pennies fall;
Every one for Jesus,
He will get them all.

Refrain

Dropping, dropping ever,
From each little hand,
’Tis our gift to Jesus,
From His little band.

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Now, while we are little,
Pennies are our store;
But when we are older,
We will give Thee more.

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Tho’ we have not money,
We can give Him love;
He receives our offering,
Smiling from above.

Refrain