We give thee but thine own


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.

May we thy bounties thus
as stewards true receive,
and gladly, as thou blessest us,
to thee our firstfruits give.

O hearts are bruised and dead,
and homes are bare and cold,
and lambs for whom the Shepherd bled
are straying from the fold.

To comfort and to bless,
to find a balm for woe,
to tend the lone and fatherless
is angels' work below.

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

And we believe thy Word,
though dim our faith may be;
whate'er for thine we do, O Lord,
we do it unto thee.


Words: William Walsham How (1823-1897), 1858

Music: Narenza (William Henry Havergal, 1793-1870)

Meter: SM

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 371 St. Michael  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868 319 St. George (Gauntlett)  
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 299 Huddersfield  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 299 Mt. Ephraim  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 299 Cambridge  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 299 Cambridge, Tellefsen  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 287 Karlsruhe  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 423 Tellefsen  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 366 We give thee but thine own  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 431 Narenza  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 268 Cambridge  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 268 Cambridge  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 268 Cambridge, St. Ethelwald  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 268 Cambridge  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 268 Cambridge, Newland  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 268 St. Ethelwald, St. Michael  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 315 Alma Mater  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 550 We give thee but thine own  
The English Hymnal, 1906 522 Windermere  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 328 Narenza  
The Hymnal 1916 319 Cambridge  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 566 Newland  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 293 Kerry, Tellefsen  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
491 Cambridge  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 332 Windermere  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 295 Narenza  
The Hymnal 1940 481 Yattendon 46  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950      
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960      
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 605 Narenza  
The Hymn Book 1971 291 Franconia  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985      
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988      
Church Family Worship, 1988      
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996      
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999      
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000      

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