Scripture Verse

All things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee. 1 Chronicles 29:14

Introduction

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William W. How
(1823–1897)
© National Portrait Gallery

Words: Will­iam W. How, Psalms and Hymns 1864.

Music: Schu­mann, from Can­ti­ca Lau­dis, by Lo­well Ma­son & George J. Webb (New York: Ma­son & Law, 1850) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

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Lowell Mason
(1792–1872)

Background

You will have no re­ward in hea­ven for what you lay up: you will for what you lay out. Ev­e­ry pound you put into the earth­ly bank is sunk: it brings no in­ter­est above. But ev­ery pound you give to the poor you put in­to the bank of hea­ven. And it will bring glor­i­ous in­ter­est.

John Wes­ley

Lyrics

We give Thee but Thine own,
Whate’er the gift may be;
All that we have is Thine alone,
A trust, O Lord, from Thee.

May we Thy bounties thus
As stewards true receive,
And gladly, as Thou blessest us,
To Thee our firstfruits give.

O hearts are bruised and dead,
And homes are bare and cold,
And lambs for whom the Shepherd bled
Are straying from the fold.

To comfort and to bless,
To find a balm for woe,
To tend the lone and fatherless
Is angels’ work below.

The captive to release,
To God the lost to bring,
To teach the way of life and peace—
It is a Christ-like thing.

And we believe Thy Word,
Though dim our faith may be;
Whate’er for Thine we do, O Lord,
We do it unto Thee.