In a recent blog, “Keeping Christ in Christmas,” the author posed the idea of us giving God a gift. That maybe it was finally time to forgive that person we’ve needed to forgive, or to spend more time in prayer.
Maybe having those thoughts in my head this week is why the words to the old hymn. “Give of Your Best to the Master,” popped into my head this morning. I remember singing this song in church as a child, but it’s one that I don’t recall hearing as much as an adult.
Give of Your Best to the Master
Give of your best to the Master, give of the strength, of your youth
Throw your soul’s fresh glowing ardor, into the battle for truth
Jesus has set the example, dauntless was He, young and brave;
Give Him your loyal devotion, give Him the best that you have.
Give of your best to the Master;
Give of the strength, of your youth
Clad in Salvation’s full armor;
Join in the battle for truth.
Give of your best to the Master, give Him first place in your heart
Give Him first place in your service, consecrate every part
Give, and to you will be given, God His beloved Son gave
Gratefully seeking to serve Him, give Him the best that you have.
Give of your best to the Master, naught else is worthy His Love
He gave Himself for your ransom, gave up His Glory above
Laid down His life without murmur you from sin’s ruin to save
Give Him your heart’s adoration, give Him the best that you have.
The lyrics to the Gospel song, “Give Of Your Best To The Master” is by Howard B. Grose and the music is by Charlotte A. Barnard.