If human kindness meets returnAuthor: Gerard T. Noel
Published in 220 hymnals
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1 If human kindness meets return,
And owns the grateful tie;
If tender thoughts within us burn,
To feel a friend is nigh,--
2 Oh shall not warmer accents tell
The gratitude we owe
To Him, who died, our fears to quell--
Who bore our guilt and woe!
3 While yet in anguish He surveyed
Those pangs He would not flee,
What love His latest words displayed--
"Meet and remember Me!"
4 Remember Thee--Thy death, Thy shame
Our sinful hearts to share!
Oh memory! leave no other name
But His recorded there.
Source: The Book of Worship #158
If human kindness meets return. G. T. Noel. [Gratitude. Holy Communion.] Given as No. 45 in 4 stanzas of 4 lines in the first edition of his Psalms & Hymns, 1810. In the 3rd ed., 1820, it is No. 61. It is also in the author's Arvendel, or Sketches in Italy and Switzerland, 1826. It is in extensive use in Great Britain and America, and usually unaltered, as in the New Congregational Hymn Book, 1859; and others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #543||If human kindness meets return||If human kindness meets return||Gerard T. Noel||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #2828||If Human Kindness Meets Return||If human kindness meets return||NOEL||Gerard T. Noel||CMD||<cite>A Selection of Psalms and Hymns</cite> (London: J. Hatchard, 1810)|