I gave My life for thee,

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    CGS No.: 
    279

    Verse 1
    I gave My life for thee,
    My precious blood I shed,
    That thou might'st ransomed be,
    And quickened from the dead
    I gave My life for thee;
    What hast thou given for Me?

    Verse 2
    I spent long years for thee
    In weariness and woe,
    That an eternity
    Of joy thou mightest know.
    I spent long years for thee;
    Hast thou spent one for Me?

    Verse 3
    My Father's home of light,
    My rainbow-circled throne
    I left, for earthly night,
    For wanderings sad and lone.
    I left it all for thee;
    Hast thou left aught for Me?

    Verse 4
    I suffered much for thee,
    More than thy tongue can tell
    Of bitterest agony,
    To rescue thee from hell.
    I suffered much for thee;
    What canst thou bear for Me?

    Verse 5
    And I have brought to thee,
    Down from My home above,
    Salvation full and free,
    My pardon and My love.
    Great gifts I brought to thee;
    What hast thou brought to Me?

    Verse 6
    Oh, let thy life be given,
    Thy years for Me be spent,
    World-fetters all be riven,
    And joy with suffering blent.
    I gave Myself for thee;
    Give thou thyself to Me.