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If human kindness meets return

If human kindness meets return

Author: Gerard T. Noel
Published in 219 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Author: Gerard T. Noel

Gerard Thomas Noel was born in 1782. His studies were pursued at the Universities of Edinburgh and Cambridge. He graduated M.A. from Trinity College, Cambridge. He was successively Curate of Radwell, Vicar of Rainham, and Curate of Richmond. In 1834, he was Canon of Winchester, and in 1840, Vicar of Romsey, were he died in 1851. He published some Sketches of Travel, and a Selection of Psalms and Hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Notes

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)

Tune

ELIZABETHTOWN (Kingsley)


NOEL (Sullivan)

The tune NOEL (also used at 185) is also known as EARDISLEY or GERARD. Arthur Seymour Sullivan (b Lambeth, London. England. 1842; d. Westminster, London, 1900) adapted this traditional English melody (probably one of the variants of the folk song "Dives and Lazarus"), added phrases of his own to rec…

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LONGMAN


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The Baptist Hymnal #543

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The Cyber Hymnal #2828

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