Thy life was given for me (William Henry Monk)

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  • (Posted 2007-11-07)  CPDL #10601:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2007-11-07).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 59 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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General Information

Title: Thy life was given for me
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal
Tune: Waltham
Composer: William Henry Monk

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 66. 66

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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1  Thy life was given for me;
thy blood, O Lord, was shed,
that I might ransomed be,
and quickened from the dead.
Thy life was given for me;
what have I given for thee?

2  Long years were spent for me,
in weariness and woe,
that through eternity
thy glory I might know.
Long years were spent for me;
have I spent one for thee?

3  Thy Father's home of light,
thy rainbow-circled throne,
were left for earthly night,
for wanderings sad and lone.
Yea, all was left for me;
have I left aught for thee?

4  Thou, Lord, hast borne for me
more than my tongue can tell
of bitterest agony,
to rescue me from hell.
Thou sufferedst all for me;
what have I borne for thee?

5  And thou hast brought to me,
down from thy home above,
salvation full and free,
thy pardon and thy love.
Great gifts thou broughtest me;
what have I brought to thee?

6  O let my life be given,
my years for thee be spent,
world fetters all be riven,
and joy with suffering blent!
Thou gavest thyself for me;
I give myself to thee.