Scripture Verse

Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over. Luke 6:38


Words: Will­iam James, in Hymns of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, ed­it­ed by Sam­uel W. Adri­ance (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­cie­ty of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1888), num­ber 50.

Music: Am­er­ica The­saur­us Mu­sic­us, 1744 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


God opens wide His hand,
In this our native land,
Year after year.
From His abundant store
He giveth evermore,
Pressed down and running o’er,
Our hearts to cheer.

What though the earth may quake,
And hills, and mountains shake,
He lives and reigns.
The oceans ebb and flow,
The seasons come and go,
His Word no change can know,
His truth remains.

That spring-time shall not cease,
And summer yield increase,
Whilst autumn brings
From fields the golden grain,
From orchards fruits again,
Our frail lives to sustain,
God’s choicest things.

To Him who governs all,
And notes a sparrow’s fall,
All nations’ king,
We will from shore to shore,
Our loving Lord adore,
Till time shall be no more,
His praises sing.