Scripture Verse

Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these My brethren, ye have done it unto Me. Matthew 25:40

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
(1849–1936)

Words: Jes­sie B. Pounds, 1882. Ap­peared in Glo­ry and Praise, ed­it­ed by James H. Ro­se­crans & James Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1887), pag­es 128–29.

Music: James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jessie B. Pounds
(1861–1921)

Lyrics

They gave Him their treasures,
Those wise men of old,
Their treasures of spices
And perfumes and gold.
No gift they could bring
Was too costly or rare
To lay at the feet
Of the Infant so fair.

Refrain

O, have you a gift for the Savior?
He asks for your treasures today;
Is aught too precious to give Him?
O, say, can you answer Him nay?

We can not lay gifts
At His feet as did they,
But gifts we can offer
To Jesus today;
Our help to the poor
And despised we can bring,
And giving to them
Is a gift to our king.

Refrain

The hungry and thirsting
And sinful are here,
And—list to a voice
That is tender and clear:
The treasures you give
Unto these that you see,
Lo! I will accept
As if given to Me.

Refrain