Scripture Verse

To love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. Mark 12:33


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 65.

Music: Co­lo­ma Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850–1919)


Oh, what shall we bring to the Sav­ior,
The ris­en and glo­ri­ous King,
As now, on this day of rejoicing,
His mighty re­demp­tion we sing?
A purpose unfaltering and earnest,
A love that is ardent and pure,
And praises the gladdest and sweetest,
Are gifts that may ever endure.

We bring the heart’s truest devotion,
We consecrate all that we own;
Our service so rea­dy and loyal,
We pledge to our master alone.
The gold and the silver He gives us,
The poor and neglected shall share;
And here, in the temple of worship,
We offer the incense of prayer.

The fruits of devout self denial,
We bring to the Lord on this day,
With hearts that are trustful and loving,
And bear His rich blessing away.
We’ll tell to the prisoners of sorrow,
With sympathy fervent and deep,
That Je­sus, the ris­en Re­deem­er,
His promise for­ev­er will keep.