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

Introduction

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

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

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

portrait
Edmund S. Lorenz
1854–1942

Lyrics

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

Refrain

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.

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

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

Refrain