Because I Have Been Given Much
By Grace Nowell Crowell
Because I have been given much, I too must give
Because of Thy great bounty Lord, each day I live.
I shall divide my gifts from Thee
With every brother that I see
Who has need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed, by Thy good care
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share.
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread,
My roof’s safe shelter over my head,
That he too may be comforted.
Because love has been lavished so upon me, Lord,
A wealth I know that was not meant for me to hoard,
I shall give love to those in need
Shall show that love by word and deed
Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.
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