122. Spirit of Jesus

O, not to crush with abject fear
The burdened soul of man
Did Jesus on the earth appear,
And open heaven’s high plan:
He came to bid him find repose,
And God his Father know;
And thus with love to raise up those
That once were bowed low.

O, not in coldness nor in pride
His holy path he trod;
’Twas his delight to turn aside
And win the lost to God;
And unto sorrowing guilt disclose
The fount whence peace should flow;
And thus with love to raise up those
That once were bowed low.

O, not with cold, unfeeling eye
Did he the suffering view;
Not on the other side pass by,
And deem their tears untrue;
’Twas joy to him to heal their woes,
And heaven’s sweet refuge show;
And thus with love to raise up those
That once were bowed low.

Text Information
First Line: O, NOT to crush with abject fear
Title: Spirit of Jesus
Author: Gaskell
Meter: C. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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