Take O Lord This Offering (These Offerings)

This is an offertory hymn, about presenting gifts to God

YouTube shows that it is used in a number of Christian / Catholic churches in Asia.  However the original source, author and composer have not been found.   The words were included in a secondary school religious education text published in the Philippines in 1997 (ref).    More recently a choir arrangement has been released by Tina Benitez (link below).

If you have any information about who wrote the words or the tune, please leave a message in the Comments box near the bottom of the page.

Over the years, slightly different words have been used in the first line ("this offering" vs "these offerings"), but recently it appears to have standardised as "this offering".




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Examples

Small band:


Small choir with guitar:


Choir at a large church service:


Small group with guitar - recording from 2009


Small group with organ:


Singer with guitar:


Instrumental - piano:


Lyrics

Take O Lord this offering
With hands outstretched imploring;
Take O Lord this sacrifice
And lift it to the sky.

This humble life we offer
In loving care protect;
With contrite hearts we pray to you
Your mercy grant us Lord.

Listen Lord this prayer
We send to you on high.
Grant O Lord to those who seek
The beauty of Your love.

ABC Notation

About ABC notation

X:1
T:Take O Lord this Offering
C:Unknown, pre 1997
Z:abc-transcription www.GodSongs.net
M:4/4
L:1/4
K:Gmaj
G | "G"G G3/2 F/2 E | "C"E2 (E3/2 E/2) | "D"F3/2 F/2 E3/2 E/2 | "G"D D2 D |
B B "G7"B3/2 A/2 | "C"G c G3/2 G/2 | "D"F A E F | "G"G3 z ||

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Take O Lord this offering
With hands outstretched imploring;
Take O Lord this sacrifice
And lift it to the sky.

This humble life we offer
In loving care protect;
With contrite hearts we pray to you
Your mercy grant us Lord.

Listen Lord this prayer
We send to you on high.
Grant O Lord to those who seek
The beauty of Your love.

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