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Chide mildly the erring

Chide mildly the erring

Author: G. W. Patten
Published in 26 hymnals

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1 Chide mildly the erring,
Kind language endears,
Grief follows the sinful,
Add not to their tears;
Avoid with reproaches
Fresh pain to bestow;
The heart that is stricken
Needs never a blow.

2 Chide mildly the erring,
Jeer not at their fall;
If strength be but human,
How feeble were all!
What marvel that footsteps
Should wander away,
When tempests so darken
Life's wearisome way?

3 Chide mildly the erring,
Entreat them with care;
Their natures are mortal,
They need not despair.
We all have some frailty,
We all are unwise;
The grace which redeems us
Must come from the skies.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #605

Author: G. W. Patten

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First Line: Chide mildly the erring
Author: G. W. Patten



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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns: adapted to the Various Kinds of Christian Worship, and especially designed for the use of the Brethren in Christ. 2nd ed. #393Page Scan
A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #395Page Scan
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Christ in Song #d72
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Golden Gates for Singing Schools and Conventions #d14
Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #39Page Scan
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Precious Hymns #191Page Scan
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The Tidal Wave #d7
Young Singer's Friend: or, the Lee Avenue collection of hymns and songs, sacred and secular, suitable for Sabbath schools, social circles, children's meetings, concerts, anniversaries, etc. #a125Page Scan