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I Gave My Life for Thee

Frances Ridley Havergal
(1836-1879)

I gave My life for thee,
My precious blood I shed,
That thou might ransomed be
And raised up from the dead.
I gave, I gave My life for thee,
What hast thou given for Me?

My Father’s house of light,
My glory-circled throne
I left for earthly night,
For wanderings sad and lone;
I left, I left it all for thee,
Hast thou left aught for Me?

I suffered much for thee,
More than thy tongue can tell,
Of bitterest agony,
To rescue thee from hell.
I’ve borne, I’ve borne it all for thee,
What hast thou borne for Me?

And I have brought to thee,
Down from My home above,
Salvation full and free,
My pardon and My love;
I bring, I bring rich gifts to thee,
What hast thou brought to Me?

 

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