Number: 428
Title: We Give Thee but Thine Own
Author: William Walsham How, c. 1858Mason and Webb's Cantica Laudis, 1850
Theme: Church

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.  To comfort and to bless,
    To find a balm for woe,
    To tend the lonely in distress,
    Is angels' work below.

4.  The captive to release,
    To God the lost to bring,
    To teach the way of life and peace--
    It is a Christ-like thing.

5.  And we believe Thy Word,
    Though dim our faith may be;
    Whate'er for Thine we do, O Lord,
    We do it unto Thee.