Heard (Henderson), Josephine D.
|WHOSO GIVES FREELY, SHALL FREELY RECEIVE!|
WHEN Jesus was leaving this sin-accursed land,
These words full of comfort he left with his band:
"Ye are not forsaken, my peace I will leave,
And whose gives freely, shall freely receive!"
"Your Father in heaven, so righteous and just,
Will comfort your hearts, if in Him ye trust;
If only on Jesus, his Son, ye believe;
Then ye who give freely, shall freely receive!"
"On the just and the unjust descendeth the rain--
The fields all revived bring abundance of grain;
Give honor and glory and firmly believe,
That whoso gives freely, shall freely receive."
Step out from your door on a bleak winter day--
Half-clad and half-starving, you meet on your way,
Some one who is begging for alms to relieve.
Think! who so gives freely, shall freely receive!
Perhaps but a penny dropped into a hat--
Yet the angel recording will take note of that.
Like the mite of the widow, whatever you give,
Much or little--give freely, you'll freely receive!
There are often around us dear souls in distress,
Who are needing not money, but kind words to bless--
Their lives seem so weary--a word will relieve;
Let's give to them freely, they'll gladly receive!
When finished our course in this vale here below,
When Christ shall the robe and the crown bestow
On those, who were faithful and quick to believe:
Who gave him their service shall freely receive!