Scripture Verse

Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 2 Corinthians 9:7


Words: Har­ri­et D. Cas­tle, 1900. Pub­lished in The Mas­ter’s Call, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund Lor­enz (Day­ton, Ohio: Lor­enz & Com­pa­ny, 1901), num­ber 145.

Music: Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Cas­tle (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Edmund S. Lorenz


We are merry missionaries,
Don’t you see?
And we give our shining pennies,
Give them free.


Don’t you hear the pennies dropping?
Dropping, dropping, dropping, dropping,
Never seem to think of stopping,
Hear them fall.

We’re so sorry heathen people
Never know
All about the gentle Jesus,
Kind and true.


Pennies help to tell the story
Once again,
How the loving, tender Savior
Died for them.


Now we’re coming down among you
With our cup,
And we hope that you will kindly
Fill it up.


You big people might give dollars,
We should say,
If you can’t give something smaller,
Any way.