We Offer You O Lord Divine

This is an energetic offertory hymn, which appears to be popular in the Indian continent, and is also known in places in Asian and Africa.

It was published in 1973 in the words-only hymn book With Joyful Lips (Better Yourself Books, 1973 Bombay). The tune and verses 1-2 are attributed to Melville J. Mendonsa and verse 3 to M. Gonsalves, but no more information about them has been located.


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Examples

Choir with band:


Trio with guitar:


Choir with keyboard/track backing - professional recording? Includes 3rd verse:


Singer with backing - professional on-screen lyrics:


Choir with piano:


Instrumental - electronic organ with on-screen lyrics:


Lyrics

1 We offer You, O Lord divine,
Our humble gifts of bread and wine.
We place them on Your altar, Lord, today.
Make them worthy of Your love.
Send Your blessings from above,
Sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray.

Chorus:
O take our hearts, take our minds.
Take all we have, make them thine.

2 We offer You, O Lord above,
Our pain and fear, our joy and love,
We place them on You altar Lord, today.
Make us faithful, make us true,
Give us hope and courage too,
Sanctify our lives, O Lord we pray.

3. We offer you, O Lord of peace
You heal our pain, our joy increase
Surrendering our lives, You are The Way
Shepherd Saviour, you are truth
Healed the crippled and the mute
Cleansing all our sins, by Thy saving grace.

Coda
O Lord take all we have, O Lord.

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KEEP IN CASE ORIGINAL IS REMOVED, BUT DO NOT DISPLAY 1 We offer You, O Lord divine,
Our humble gifts of bread and wine.
We place them on Your altar, Lord, today.
Make them worthy of Your love.
Send Your blessings from above,
Sanctify these gifts, O Lord, we pray.

Chorus:
O take our hearts, take our minds.
Take all we have, make them thine.

2 We offer You, O Lord above,
Our pain and fear, our joy and love,
We place them on You altar Lord, today.
Make us faithful, make us true,
Give us hope and courage too,
Sanctify our lives, O Lord we pray.

3. We offer you, O Lord of peace
You heal our pain, our joy increase
Surrendering our lives, You are The Way
Shepherd Saviour, you are truth
Healed the crippled and the mute
Cleansing all our sins, by Thy saving grace.

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