I Would Give Thee Lord The Fairest


I would give thee, Lord, the fairest
Of my treasures and the best;
Something tells my heart Thou carest
More for love than all the rest.

Refrain:
Let me pour my sweetest treasure
On thy head and on thy feet;
All my hope and all my pleasure
In thy smile are made complete.

Take my heart, for, if thou take it,
Life is sweet and all is well;
Grief may pain, but cannot break it;
Sin may lure, but not compel. [Refrain]

Keep my heart nor let it wander;
Let my love grow more and more,-
Ev’ry day find me still fonder
Of the Friend whom I adore. [Refrain]