Jesus sat by the temple door
Watched people’s giving – when he saw
Some gave great sums but one gave more;
Who gave the most – the rich or poor?
We can confirm we really care
And follow Jesus if we dare;
This will be costly if we share
More of our wealth than what is spare.
Sometimes what Jesus taught may seem
Far too demanding, too extreme;
For him self-giving was supreme
In manifesting God’s regime.
When we show generosity
It may surprise us when we see
That giving sacrificially
Is how to live abundantly.
Lyrics may be used freely, as George Stuart has graciously granted access to all his hymns without copyright infringement. Explore George’s website for progressive and thoughtful lyrics relevant to a variety of rituals all set to familiar tunes. Three additional volumes provide hymns written for the lectionary texts of Church Years A, B and C. Lyrics and piano music are easily downloaded as pdfs.