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THY life was given for me,
   Thy blood, O Lord, was shed
That I might ransomed be,
    And quickened from the dead:
Thy life was given for me;
What have I given for Thee?
2  Long years were spent for me
    In weariness and woe,
That through eternity
    Thy glory I might know:
Long years were spent for me;
Have I spent one for Thee?
3  Thou, Lord, hast borne for me
    More than my tongue can tell
Of bitterest agony,
    To rescue me from hell:
Thou sufferedst all for me;
What have I borne for Thee?
4  And Thou hast brought to me
    Down from Thy home above
Salvation full and free,
    Thy pardon and Thy love:
Great gifts Thou broughtest me;
What have I brought to Thee?
5  O let my life be given,
    My years for Thee be spent,
World-fetters all be riven,
    And joy with suffering blent:
Thou gav’st Thyself for me;
I give myself to Thee!
Frances Ridley Havergal, 1836-79