Lord, Thou Lovest the Cheerful Giver   1 comment

Church of the Ascension

Above:  Episcopal Church of the Ascension, Cartersville, Georgia, May 10, 2015

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Hymn Source = The Hymnal of the Evangelical and Reformed Church (1941)

Text (1880) by Robert Murray (1832-1910)

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1.  Lord, Thou lovest the cheerful giver,

Who with open heart and hand

Blesses freely, as a river

That refreshes all the land;

Grant us, then, the grace of giving

With a spirit large and free,

That our life and all our living

We may consecrate to Thee.

2.  Thine own life Thou freely gavest

As an offering on the cross

For all sinners whom Thou savest

From eternal shame and loss.

Blest by Thee with gifts and graces,

May we heed Thy Church’s call,

Gladly in all times and places

Give to Thee, who givest all.

3.  Saviour, Thou hast freely given

All the blessings we enjoy,

Earthly store and bread of heaven,

Love and peace without alloy;

Humbly now we bow before Thee,

And our all to Thee resign;

For the kingdom, power, and glory

Are, O Lord, forever Thine.

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