Scripture Verse

Give Me thine heart. Proverbs 23:26

Introduction

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Charles H. Gabriel
(1856–1932)

Words: Ada J. Blenk­horn, in Lit­tle Branch­es No. 2, ed­it­ed by Charles Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Mey­er & Bro­ther, 1896), num­ber 47.

Music: Lex­ing­ton Charles H. Ga­bri­el, 1896 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ada J. Blenkhorn
(1858–1927)

Lyrics

What can we give to Jesus
That He would prize the most?
That would, when known in Heaven,
Rejoice the angel host?
Not gold, nor precious jewels,
Could such an offering be;
These were a gift unworthy
Of such a friend as He.

Refrain

We’ll give our hearts to Jesus;
No gift that we could bring
Would be a better present
For Christ, the children’s king.

We may not govern riches,
Our talents may be few,
Yet surely there is something
That we for Him may do.
He owns the lovely flowers,
The earth, and Heav’n above;
He asks us not for riches—
He only wants our love.

Refrain

We know that He will take us,
For He has told us so;
He’ll purify and cleanse us,
And wash us white as snow.
He’ll always dwell within us,
And make us sweet and mild,
Just like the gentle Savior,
The sinless holy Child.

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