Scripture Verse

There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. 1 Corinthians 12:4

Introduction

Words: Will­iam H. Gard­ner, in Tri­um­phant Songs No. 3, by Ed­win O. Ex­cell (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1892), num­ber 99.

Music: E. H. Pack­ard (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Pack­ard’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him of Gard­ner, would you ?

Lyrics

My talents are few, dearest Master,
Yet I long of some use to be;
Then tell me, I pray Thee, dear Jesus,
How may I do something for Thee?

Refrain

Something for Thee, something for Thee,
Oh, tell me, I pray Thee, dear Master,
How may I do something for Thee?

I cannot with fiery warnings
Make the wicked their guilt to see;
Yet surely some pathway is open,
Where I may do something for Thee?

Refrain

No riches, alas! can I give Thee,
For they never have come to me;
But freely I lay on Thy altar,
My life, to do something for Thee.

Refrain