556 ~ As Saints of Old


As saints of old their first-fruits brought Of orchard, flock, and field To God, the giver of all good, The source of bounteous yield; So we today first-fruits would bring, The wealth of this good land, Of farm and market, shop and home, Of mind and heart and hand.


A world in need now summons us To labor, love, and give; To make our life an offering To God, that all may live, The church of Christ is calling us To make the dream come true: A world redeemed by Christ-like love; All life in Christ made new.


In gratitude and humble trust We bring our best today To serve Your cause and share Your love With all along life's way. O God, who gave Yourself to us In Jesus Christ Your Son, Teach us to give ourselves each day Until life's work is done.