All Things Are Thine; No Gift Have We

This is the text of this hymn as it appears in The English Hymnal (1906) where it is listed as a hymn for the dedication or restoration of a Church:

All things are thine; no gift have we,
Lord of all gifts, to offer thee:
And hence with grateful hearts to-day
Thine own before thy feet we lay.

Thy will was in the builders’ thought;
Thy hand unseen amidst us wrought;
Through mortal motive, scheme and plan,
Thy wise eternal purpose ran.

In weakness and in want we call
On thee for whom the heavens are small;
Thy glory is thy children’s good,
Thy joy thy tender Fatherhood.

O Father, deign these walls to bless;
Fill with thy love their emptiness;
And let their door a gateway be
To lead us from ourselves to thee.

Words: John G. Whittier, 1872.
Tune:Herr Jesu Christ” Melody, pub. Goerlitz, 1648
Meter: 8.8.8.8

About Noah

musings of a young Catholic aspiring to be faithful to his Lord and God Jesus Christ through His Holy Catholic Church
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