Scripture Verse

They presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11

Introduction

Words: Jo­hann Tölt­schig, cir­ca 1746.

Music: Pil­grim­age (Herrn­hut), from the Herrn­hut MS. Cho­ral Buch, 1735–45 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

What offering shall I bring to Thee,
Immanuel, my King and God?
Who didst vouchsafe a man to be
To save me by Thy precious blood;
Thou, at whose birth the angels sing,
Peace upon earth, goodwill to men,
To whom the sages humbly bring
Their gifts, though Thou appear so mean.

This will I do, Thou Child divine,
I’ll give Thee that for which Thou cam’st;
My soul and body, Lord, are Thine,
And them in love to me Thou claim’st:
My humble sacrifice receive,
Dear Jesus, born to bleed for me,
That I by faith in Thee might live,
And with Thee live eternally.