This Do In Remembrance of Me

If human kindness meets return

Author: Gerard T. Noel
Published in 230 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!
O memory! leave no other name
But his recorded there.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #510

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 >

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First Line: If human kindness meets return
Title: This Do In Remembrance of Me
Author: Gerard T. Noel
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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)





Composed by John B. Dykes (PHH 147), BEATITUDO was published in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern (1875), where it was set to Isaac Watts' "How Bright Those Glorious Spirits Shine." Originally a word coined by Cicero, BEATITUDO means "the condition of blessedness." Like many of Dykes's…

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The Baptist Hymnal #543


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