We give thee but thine own (William Henry Monk)

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  • CPDL #10600:     
Editor: Douglas Walczak (submitted 2007-10-25).   Score information: Letter, 1 page, 51 kB   Copyright: Public Domain
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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: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 86 (S.M.)

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

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Original text and translations

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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.
Amen.