HYMN 589

C.M.S 390 H.C 349. 6.6s (FE 615)
“But first gave their own selves 
to the Lord" - 2Cor.8:5

1.  I gave my life for thee

     My precious blood I shed

     That thou might ransom'd be 
     And quicken‘d from the death 

     I gave my life for thee

     What has thou given for me?

2.  I spent long years for thee 

     In weariness and woe

     That an eternity

     Of joy thou mightest know 

     I spent long years for thee 

     Hast thou spent one for me.

3.  My father's home of light 

     My rain bow-circled throne

     I left for earthly night

     For wanderings sad and lone 

     I left it all for thee

     Hast thou left ought for me?

4.  I suffered much for thee 

     More than thy tongue can tell 

     Of bitterest agony,

     To rescue thee from hell 

     l suffer’d much for thee 
     What canst thou bear for me.

5.  And I have brought to thee 

     Down from my home above 

     Salvation full and free

     My pardon and my love

     Great gifts I brought to thee 

     What hast thou brought to me.

6.  Oh let thy life be given

     Thy years for me be spent 

     World-fetters all be riven 

     And joy with suffering blent

     I gave myself for thee,

     Give thou Thyself to me.  Amen

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