Number: 414
Title: As Those of Old Their Firstfruits Brought
Composer: alt.English folk melody Arr. Ralph Vaughan Williams, 1906
Author: Frank von Christierson, 1960;
Scripture: Deuteronomy 26:1-3 Romans 12:1-2
Theme: Church

1.  As those of old their firstfruits brought
    Of vineyard, flock, and field
    To God, the giver of all good,
    The source of bounteous yield,
    So we today our firstfruits bring,
    The wealth of this good land:
    Of farm and market, shop and home,
    Of mind and heart and hand.

2.  A world in need now summons us
    To labor, love, and give,
    To make our life an offering
    To God that all may live.
    The church of Christ is calling us 
    To make the dream come true:
    A world redeemed by Christ-like love,
    All life in Christ made new.

3.  With gratitude and humble trust
    We bring our best to You,
    Not just to serve Your cause,
    but share Your love with neighbors too.
    O God who gave Yourself to us 
    In Jesus Christ Your Son,
    Help us to give ourselves each day
    Until life's work is done.