We Give Thee But Thine Own

Lyrics

  1. 1. We give thee but thine own,
    Whate’er the gift may be,
    For all we have is thine alone,
    A trust, O Lord, from thee.
  2. 2. May we thy bounties thus
    As stewards true receive,
    And gladly, as thou blessest us,
    To thee our firstfruits give.
  3. 3. To comfort and to bless,
    To find a balm for woe,
    To tend the lone and fatherless
    Is angels’ work below.
  4. 4. And we believe thy word,
    Tho dim our faith may be;
    Whate’er we do for thine, O Lord,
    We do it unto thee.
  5. Text: William Walsham How, 1823–1897
    Music: Anon., arr. by Lowell Mason, 1792–1872, and George J. Webb, 1803–1887