The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/I Gave My Life for Thee
|I Gave My Life for Thee||199|
|Frances R. Havergal, 1836-1879||Philip P. Bliss, 1838-1876|
I gave my life for thee, My precious blood I shed,
That thou might'st ransomed be, And quickened 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 And 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;
Copyright, 1910, by The John Church Co. Used by permission