Holy Offerings, Rich and Rare   1 comment

Above:  St. David’s Episcopal Church, Roswell, Georgia, December 18, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

(https://picasaweb.google.com/114749828757741527421/StDavidSRoswell#5687623653731760306)

Words (1867) by John Monsell (1811-1875), a priest of the Church of Ireland

Hymn Source = The Hymnal 1916 (1918), The Episcopal Church

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1.  Holy offerings rich and rare,

Offerings of praise and prayer,

Purer life and purpose high,

Clasped hands, uplifted eye,

Lowly acts of adoration

To the God of our salvation;

On his altar laid, we leave them:

Christ, present them!  God, receive them!

2.  Homage of each humble heart,

Ere we from thy house depart;

Worship fervent, deep and high,

Adoration, ecstasy;

All that childlike love can render

Of devotion true and tender;

On thine altar laid, we leave them:

Christ, present them!  God, receive them!

3.  To the Father, and the Son,

And the Spirit, Three in One,

Though our mortal weakness raise

Offerings of imperfect praise,

Yet with hearts bowed down most lowly,

Crying, Holy! Holy! Holy!

On thine altar laid, we leave them:

Christ, present them! God, receive them!

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  1. Pingback: John Monsell « GATHERED PRAYERS COLLECTED BY KENNETH RANDOLPH TAYLOR

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