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
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.