1 If human kindness meets return,
And owns the grateful tie;
If tender thoughts within us burn
To feel a friend is nigh:
2 O, shall not warmer accents tell
The gratitude we owe,
To Him who died our fears to quell,
And save from endless woe?
3 While yet in anguish he surveyed
Those pangs He would not flee,
What love His latest words display’d!
Meet and remember me.
4 Remember Thee! Thy death, Thy shame,
The griefs which Thou didst bear!
O mem’ry, leave not other name
So deeply graven there.
Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #185a
|First Line:||If human kindness meets return|
|Author:||Gerard T. Noel|