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Holy Offerings, Rich and RareRev. John S. B. Monsell (1811-1875)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
844aHoly OfferingsRichard Redhead (1820-1901)7.7.7.7.8.8.8.8.
844bHoly OfferingsSir John Stainer (1840-1901)7.7.7.7.8.8.8.8.

1Holy offerings, rich and rare,
Tokens of our praise and prayer,
Purer life and purpose high,
Claspèd hands, uplifted eye,
Lowly acts of adoration
To the God of our salvation–
On His altar laid we leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them!
2Promises in sorrow made,
Left, alas! Too long unpaid;
Fervent wishes, earnest thought,
Never into action wrought–
Long withheld, we now restore them,
On Thy holy altar pour them,
There in trembling faith to leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them!
3Vows and longings, hopes and fears,
Broken-hearted sighs and tears,
Dreams of what we yet might be
Could we cling more close to Thee;
Which, despite of faults and failings,
Help Thy grace in its prevailings–
On Thine altar laid we leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them!
4Pleasant food and garb of pride,
Put for conscience’ sake aside;
Lawful luxury foregone
To relieve some little one
Loved of Christ, by Him befriended,
And for His dear love attended–
On Thine altar laid we leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them!
5Sinful thoughts and willful ways,
Love of self and human praise,
Pride of life and lust of eye,
Worldly pomp and vanity–
Faults that let and will not leave us,
Though their staying sorely grieve us;
Help, oh, help us to outlive them:
Christ, atone for! God, forgive them!
6Loveless life and joyless mood,
Chill of cold ingratitude,
When the world doth Christ betray,
Following too far away,
Sins which in the daily trial
Lead too often to denial,
Help, oh, help us to outlive them:
Christ, atone for! God, forgive them!
7Brighter joys and tenderer tears,
Fonder faith, more faithful fears,
Lowlier penitence for sin,
More of Christ our souls within;
Love which, when its life was newer,
Burnt within us deeper, truer–
Lost too long, while we deplore them,
Jesus, plead for! God, restore them!
8Beamings of the gentle Face,
Overflowing gifts of grace,
More of that deep consciousness
Of a changeless will to bless,
Which bestows the best assurance
Of Eternal Love’s endurance–
Lost too often, we deplore them:
Jesus, plead for! God, restore them!
9Homage of each humble heart
Ere we from Thy house depart;
Worship fervent, deep and high,
Adoration, ecstasy;
All that childlike love can render
Of devotion true and tender–
On Thine altar laid we leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them!
10To the Father, and the Son,
And the Spirit, Three in One,
Though our mortal weakness raise
Offerings of imperfect praise,
Yet with hearts bowed down most lowly,
Crying, Holy! Holy! Holy!
On Thine altar laid we leave them:
Christ, present them! God, receive them! Amen.
Ezra9:6And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens.
Psalm20:3Remember all thy offerings, and accept thy burnt sacrifice; Selah.
Psalm56:12Thy vows are upon me, O God: I will render praises unto thee.
Isaiah56:7Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people.
2 Corinthians7:11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
1 Peter2:5Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Revelation8:3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.