Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.@2 Corinthians 9:7

Julia H. Johnston, in Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella & Daniel B. Towner (Boston/Chicago: The Pilgrim Press, 1899), page 32.

Maricopa James H. Rosecrans, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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James H. Rosecrans (1843-1926)

Why should we be always giving―
Giving money, giving love?
Jesus loves the cheerful giver,
He will bless us from above.

Refrain

Let us give with joy and gladness,
Give with generous heart and hand;
Giving brings the Savior’s blessing,
Let us give at His command.

Why should we be always giving―
Sending gifts so far away?
There they need the news of Jesus,
Millions die while we delay.

Refrain

Why should we be always giving?
Jesus freely gives to all;
Every day and every moment,
His uncounted mercies fall.

Refrain

Why should we be always giving?
’Tis a joy like that above;
Blessings shared are blessings doubled,
Giving always goes with love.

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