"I Gave My Life for Thee"
                       by Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879
                                  Text From:
             (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942) p. 290

	1. I gave My life for thee,
	My precious blood I shed,
	That thou might'st ransomed be
	And quickened from the dead.
	I gave My life for thee;
	What hast thou given for Me?

	2. I spent long years for thee
	In weariness and woe
	That an eternity
	Of joy thou mightest know.
	I spent long years for thee;
	Hast thou spent one for Me?

	3. My Father's home of light,
	My rainbow-circled throne,
	I left for earthly night,
	For wanderings sad and lone.
	I left it all for thee;
	Hast thou left aught for Me?

	4. I suffered much for thee,
	More than My tongue may tell,
	Of bitterest agony,
	To rescue thee from hell.
	I suffered much for thee;
	What canst thou bear for Me?

	5. And I have brought to thee
	Down from My home above
	Salvation full and free,
	My pardon and My love.
	Great gifts I brought to thee;
	What hast thou brought to Me?

	6. Oh, let thy life be given,
	Thy years for Me be spent,
	World's fetters all be riven,
	And joy with suffering blent!
	I gave Myself for thee:
	Give thou thyself to Me.
Notes from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Hymn #405 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Phil. 1:27 Author: Frances R. Havergal, 1858 Composer: Thomas Este, 1592 Tune: "Old 120th" 1st Published in: _Psalter_
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