March 21, 2021
Because I Have Been Given Much
Because I have been given much,
I too must give;
Because of thy great bounty, Lord,
Each day I live;
I shall divide my gifts from thee
With every brother that I see
Who has the need of help from me.
Because I have been sheltered, fed
By thy good care;
I cannot see another’s lack and I not share;
My glowing fire, my loaf of bread,
my roof's safe shelter overhead,
That he too may be comforted.
Because love has been lavished so
Upon me, Lord;
A wealth I know that was
not meant for me to hoard,
I shall give love to those in need,
Shall show that love by word and deed:
Thus shall my thanks be thanks indeed.
Grace Noll Crowell