Scripture Verse

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7


Julia H. Johnston (1849–1919)

Words: Ju­lia H. John­ston, in Bi­ble Stu­dy Songs, by Ber­tha F. Vel­la & Da­ni­el B. Tow­ner (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Pil­grim Press, 1899), page 32.

Music: Ma­ri­co­pa James H. Ro­se­crans, 1899 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a bet­ter pho­to of John­ston,

James H. Rosecrans (1843–1926)


Why should we be al­ways giv­ing―
Giving money, giv­ing love?
Jesus loves the cheer­ful giver,
He will bless us from above.


Let us give with joy and glad­ness,
Give with ge­ne­rous heart and hand;
Giving brings the Sav­ior’s bless­ing,
Let us give at His com­mand.

Why should we be al­ways giv­ing―
Sending gifts so far away?
There they need the news of Je­sus,
Millions die while we de­lay.


Why should we be al­ways giv­ing?
Jesus free­ly gives to all;
Every day and ev­ery mo­ment,
His un­counted mer­cies fall.


Why should we be al­ways giv­ing?
’Tis a joy like that above;
Blessings shared are bless­ings dou­bled,
Giving al­ways goes with love.