I saw One hanging on a tree in visions of my soul

I saw One hanging on a tree in visions of my soul

Arranger: James M. Gray
Tune: [I saw one hanging on the tree] (Towner)
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I saw one hanging on a tree,
In visions of my soul,
Who turn’d His loving eyes on me
As near His cross I stole.

He's looking on you, looking on you!
Oh, never were love and compassion so true;
He's looking on you, looking on you!
How can you refuse Him?
He's looking, looking on you!

2 A gentle but condemning power
Was stored within that eye;
And ne'er can I forget that hour,
From henceforth till I die. [Refrain]

3 Another look He gave, which said:
"I freely all forgive;
My blood is for a ransom shed,
I die that thou may'st live.” [Refrain]

4 O sinner, thou must meet that gaze
In judgment or in grace;
Repent, believe and change thy ways,
Ere thou behold His face. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's New Revival Hymns: as used at the Torrey-Alexander meetings #116

Arranger: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I saw One hanging on a tree in visions of my soul
Arranger: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: He's looking on you
Publication Date: 1905
Copyright: Public Domain



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