The wise may bring their learning,
The rich may bring their wealth,
And some may bright their greatness,
And some their strength and health:
We too would bright our treasures
To offer to the King,
We have no wealth or learning–
What shall we children bring?
We’ll bring Him hearth that love Him,
We’ll bring Him thankful praise,
And young souls meekly striving
To follow in His ways:
And these shall be the treasures
We offer to the King,
And these are gifts that ever
The poorest child may bring.
We’ll bring the little duties
We have to do each day;
We’ll try our best to please Him
At home, at school, at play:
And better are these treasures
To offer to the King
Than richest without them:
Yet these a child may bring.