Advent Hymnals

189. SOMETHING FOR JESUS

Christ in Song,

1.
They bro't their gifts to Jesus,
And laid them at his feet,
And love for this dear Saviour,
Made ev'ry off'ring sweet;
Good deeds and words of kindness,
Help for the poor of earth,
And not a gift among them
Was tho't of little worth.

Chorus:
Wouldst bring a gift to Jesus,
That he will count most sweet?
Say, "Lord, my heart I give thee,"
And lay it at his feet.

2.
Apart from other givers
A poor wayfarer stood;
He saw the gifts they offered,
The poorest counted good,
And he was filled with longing,
A gift, tho' poor, to bring;
Alas!  all empty handed 
He stood before the King.  [Chorus]

3.
"Dear Lord," he cried in sorrow,
"I know how kind thou art,
Take all I have to give thee,
My sinful, wayward heart."
Then Jesus answered softly,
"Count not the gift as small,
Tho' all of them are precious,
Thine is the best of all.  [Chorus]


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Title Something for Jesus
Key F Major
Titles Wouldst bring a gift to Jesus,
First Line They bro't their gifts to Jesus
Author Eben E. Rexford
Year 1908
Composer Joseph Garrison
Hymnal -
Tune They bro't their gifts to Jesus
Metrical pattern
# Stanzas
Chorus
Chorus Type
Subjects Living His Life: Consecration
Texts Proverbs 23:26
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