True Gifts.

He gives no gift who gives to me1
Things rich and rare,2
Unless within the gift he give3
Of love some share.4
He gives no gift who gives to me5
Silver and gold,6
If but to make his own heart glad ;7
Such gift is cold.8
He gives me gifts who, giving such,9
My wants would ease,10
Feeling most pity for my need11
In lacking these.12
He gives me gifts most rich and rare13
Who gives to me,14
Out of the riches of his heart,15
True sympathy.16
He gives best gifts who, giving nought17
Of worldly store,18
Gives me his friendship, love, and trust—19
I ask no more.20