Policies In Giving - Giving Series (4)

Tune: St James' Air

('How lovely is thy dwelling place')

2 Corinthians 8 v.16-24 parts


Offering for Jerusalem

Paul did collect from them

They at Corinth, here policy

This how it sure would be


Paul's friend Titus, and a brother

Would go, they did concur

To take this grace, this offering

It to the needy bring


It would the Lord Him glorify

And would too by and by

Show their ready mind, they did care

And helped the needy there [In Jerusalem]


Avoiding that there any blame

Should be, and too no shame

In giving of this great gift they

Showed honesty alway


Providing, act honourably

In sight of God, so be

And so doing in sight of men

All be harmony then


They of Corinth this diligent

That this offering be sent

So Paul and friends, they confident

Their love shown, it well-meant



  • Author: orchidee (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 20th, 2021 03:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: A hymn-poem in metre.
  • Category: Spiritual
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  • User favorite of this poem: AwHec8.


  • dusk arising

    This all went 'whoooosh!' over my head you know orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks dusk. It's about a request for money (yes!) made by Paul to the church in Corinth (Southern Greece), to help poorer folk in Jerusalem.

    • Goldfinch60

      Love shown is always gratefully received.


      • orchidee

        Thanks Andy. Erm, send contributions to me! All contributions gratefully received. lol.

      • Jerry Reynolds

        Well done Orchi.

        • orchidee

          Thanks Jerry.

        • FredPeyer

          I guess they didn't have the Salvation Army around then.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Fred. Nope!

          • AwHec8

            The Gift of giving written in this Poem strikes my heart well. Blessings all around indeed. Great Write orchidee. Don
            Side note: Now that you lit the Fire of giving in me, "Where do I send my donation?"

            • orchidee

              Thanks Don. Why, simple, send all to me! lol. This I say in jest, defeating the object of this 'Giving' Series, of giving unselfishly, sensibly, etc. St Paul says we don't have to give away so much that we are in financial hardship ourselves.
              Btu practically - give to churches; charities; good causes; animal rescue centres; medical research; etc; etc.
              But I've ranted, of a greedy church (one church, not EVERY church) some of whom have decided to rebuild in these difficult days.

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