The gifts that you gave me (Tim Blickhan)

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Editor: Tim Blickhan (submitted 2012-01-13).   Score information: Octavo, 5 pages, 47 kB   Copyright: Personal
Edition notes: Words and Music by Jim Manley, 1990. Arrangement (1999) made with permission of the composer. Arrangement copyright © 1999 Charles Timothy Blickhan.

General Information

Title: The Gifts That You Gave Me
Composer: Tim Blickhan
Lyricist: Jim Manleycreate page, 1990

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredAnthem

Language: English
Instruments: Piano

First published: 1999

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Original text and translations

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The gifts that you gave me,
when you called me from the darkness,
are the gifts that I give you.
I have nothing else to give.
But the life that you gave me,
when you breathed your breath into me,
and the things you have provided
that my body now may live.

But I cling to my pleasures like a drowning man to wreckage,
and I would not share my treasures
with the ones who sink and die.
Oh my Lord, free my fingers from possessions that possess me,
and teach me how to share them,
and to trust you will provide.

The gifts that you gave me,
when you called me from the darkness,
are the gifts that I give you.
I have nothing else to give.
And I offer what you offered
when you breathed your life into me,
and your gifts so freely given,
take them now that I may live.