Scripture Verse

Jesus said to Simon Peter…Do you love Me more than these? He said to Him, Yes, Lord; You know I love You. He said to him, Feed My lambs. John 21:15

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Cut­ter, in the Chris­tian Mir­ror (Port­land, Maine: April 23, 1829).

Music: Par­ker Karl P. Har­ring­ton, in The Me­thod­ist Hym­nal (New York: Me­thod­ist Book Con­cern, 1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Cut­ter (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Karl P. Harrington
(1861–1953)

Lyrics

She loved her Savior, and to Him
Her costliest present brought;
To crown His head, or grace His name,
No gift too rare she thought.

And though the prudent worldling frowned,
And thought the poor bereft;
Christ’s humble friend sweet comfort found,
For He approved the gift.

The poor are always with us here,
’Tis our great Father’s plan
That mutual wants and mutual care
May bind us man to man.

So let the Savior be adored,
And not the poor despised,
Give to the hungry from your hoard,
But all, give all to Christ.

Go, clothe the naked, lead the blind,
Give to the weary rest;
For sorrow’s children comfort find,
And help for all distressed.

But give to Christ alone Thy heart,
Thy faith, Thy love supreme,
Then for His sake Thine alms impart,
And so give all to Him.