- (Posted 2007-10-25) CPDL #10600:
- Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2007-10-25). Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB Copyright: Public Domain
- Edition notes:
Title: We give Thee but Thine own
Composer: William Henry Monk
Tune: St. Ethelwald
Lyricist: William Walsham How
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
Original text and translations
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 firstfruits give.
3 O 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 Christ-like 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.