I gave my life for thee (Joseph Barnby)

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  • (Posted 2018-11-15)   CPDL #52045:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-15).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 63 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.

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Title: I gave my life for thee
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Frances Ridley Havergal

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 66. 84. 66

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella

First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 76, p. 37.

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Original text and translations

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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 giv'n for Me?

2  My Father's house of light,
My glory circled throne,
I left for earthly night,
For wanderings sad and lone;
I left it all for thee,
Hast thou left aught for Me?

3  I suffered much for thee,
More than thy tongue can tell,
Of bitt'rest agony,
To rescue thee from hell;
I've borne it all for thee,
What hast thou borne for Me?

4  And I have brought to thee,
Down from My home above,
Salvation full and free,
My pardon and My love;
I bring rich gifts to thee,
What hast thou brought to Me?