It’s my job to choose the hymns for Sunday morning, since I have to practice and play them, and any time I choose a hymn I haven’t played before, I have to figure out the chords for it. So this week I chose the following hymn, which I have always loved, only to find out this morning that nobody else knew it! Fortunately, some were familiar with the tune and I played through it once before we started singing, so we made it through!
Something For Thee
Sylvanus D. Phelps
Savior, Thy dying love Thou gavest me,
Nor should I ought with-hold, dear Lord, from Thee:
In love my soul would bow, my heart fulfill its vow
Some off’ring bring Thee now, something for Thee.
At the blest mercy seat, pleading for me,
My feeble faith looks up, Jesus to Thee:
Help me the cross to bear, Thy wondrous love declare,
Some song to raise, or prayer, something for Thee.
Give me a faithful heart, likeness to Thee,
That each departing day henceforth may see
Some work of love begun, some deed of kindness done,
Some wand’rer sought and won, something for Thee.
All that I am and have–Thy gifts so free–
In joy in grief, through life, dear Lord for Thee!
And when Thy face I see, my ransomed soul shall be,
Through all eternity, Something for Thee.