Scripture Verse

Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another. Daniel 5:17

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 2, num­ber 1300, alt.

Music: Ju­li­an Fred­er­ick C. Mak­er, be­fore 1901 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

portrait
Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

What hath this wretched world to give
Which Christians can with joy receive?
Its goods for one short moment stay,
And pass insensibly away:
I seek a permanent reward;
The favor of my glorious Lord,
The gift unspeakable be mine,
And all the heav’n of love divine.