As men of old their first-fruits brought

As men of old their first-fruits brought. Frank von Christierson* (1900-1996). Written in 1960, and submitted to a ‘hymn search’ of the Hymn Society of America together with the Department of Stewardship and Benevolence of the National Council of Churches in America. It was published in the Hymn Society’s booklet, Ten New Stewardship Hymns (1961). Von Christierson wrote of this hymn: As pastor of two new churches, with small memberships and great financial needs, I have been deeply concerned with stewardship, also because I am deeply concerned about missions and the outreach of the church ‘to all the world’, …also because stewardship is a very important phase of the Christian life (The...

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