"We Give Thee But Thine Own"
                         by William W. How, 1823-1897
                                  Text From:
                             THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. 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.

        2. May we Thy bounties thus
        As stewards true receive
        And gladly, as Thou blessest us,
        To Thee our first-fruits give!

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

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

        5. The captive to release,
        To God the lost to bring,
        To teach the way of life and peace,
        It is a Christlike thing.

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

Notes: Hymn #441 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: 1 John 3:17 Author: William W. How, 1854 Composer: William H. Monk, 1861 Tune: "Energy"
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