288 They Brought Their Gifts To Jesus. | Christ In Song Hymnal

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288 They Brought Their Gifts To Jesus. | Christ In Song Hymnal
288 They Brought Their Gifts To Jesus. | Christ In Song Hymnal

288 They Brought Their Gifts To Jesus.

They brought their gifts to Jesus,
And laid them at His feet,
And love for this dear Saviour,
Made every offering sweet;
Good deeds and words of kindness,
Help for the poor of earth,
And not a gift among them,
Was thought 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.

Apart from other givers,
A poor way-farer stood;
He saw the gifts they offered,
The poorest counted good,
And he was filled with longing,
A gift, though poor to bring;
Alas! All empty- handed,
He stood before the King.

“Dear Lord,” he cried in sorrow,
“I know kind Thou art,
Take all I have to give Thee,
My sinful way-ward heart;”
Then Jesus answered softly,
”Count not the gift as small,
Though all of them are precious,
Thine is the best of all.”

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