Author of the Lyrics
The author of the illuminating
words of the "God Loves a Cheerful Giver" lyrics, Robert D. Murray (December 25, 1832-December 12, 1910),
was born in Earltown, Nova Scotia, Canada and
achieved fame as a Presbyterian minister and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "God Loves a Cheerful Giver", John Zundel (December 10, 1815-July 1882),
was born in Stuttgart, Germany and
became famous as a music teacher, Church organist, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: God Loves a Cheerful Giver
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Robert D. Murray (December 25, 1832
to December 12, 1910)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: John Zundel (December 10, 1815 to
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Lord, Thou lov'st the cheerful giver, Who with open heart and hand"
First Publication Date:
God Loves a Cheerful Giver Lyrics
Lord, Thou lov'st the cheerful giver,
Who with open heart and hand
Blesses freely, as a river
That refreshes all the land.
Grant us then the grace of giving
With a spirit large and free,
That our life and all our living
We may consecrate to Thee.
We are Thine, Thy mercy sought us,
Found us in death's dreadful way,
To the fold in safety brought us,
Nevermore from Thee to stray.
Thine own life Thou freely gavest
As an off'ring on the cross
For each sinner whom Thou savest
From eternal shame and loss.
Blest by Thee with gifts and graces,
May we heed Thy church's call:
Gladly in all times and places
Give to Thee who givest all.
Thou hast bought us, and no longer
Can we claim to be our own;
Ever free and ever stronger,
We shall serve Thee, Lord, alone.
Savior, Thou hast freely given
All the blessings we enjoy.
Earthly store and bread of heaven,
Love and peace without alloy;
Humbly now we bow before Thee,
And our all to Thee resign;
For the kingdom, pow'r and glory,
Are, O Lord, forever Thine.