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Would You Believe?

If you could see Christ standing here tonight

Author: Caroline Sawyer
Tune: [If you could see Christ standing here tonight]
Published in 40 hymnals

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1 If you could see Christ standing here tonight,
His thorn-crown'd head and pierced hands could view;
Could see those eyes that beam with heavn's own light,
And hear Him say, "Beloved, 'twas for you:"

Would you believe, and Jesus receive,
If He were standing here?
Would you believe, and Jesus receive,
If He were standing here?

2 If you could see that face so calm and sweet,
Those lips that spake words only pure and true;
Could see the nail prints in His tender feet,
And hear Him say, "Beloved, 'twas for you:" [Chorus]

3 He whispers to your heart, turn not away,
For He's beside you, in your narrow pew;
If you will listen, you will hear Him say
In loving tones "Beloved, 'twas for you." [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #22

Author: Caroline Sawyer

Sawyer, Caroline Mehitable Fisher (Mrs. Thomas J. Sawyer). (Newton, Massachusetts, December 10, 1812--May 19, 1894, College Hill, Medford, Mass.). Her husband was a Universalist minister in Clinton, New York, later dean of Tufts Divinity School, Medford. Two hymns by her are included in Church Harmonies: New and Old, 1895: 1. Give me thy heart, O thoughtless youth, 2. We gather in the name of God. --Henry Wilder Foote, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: If you could see Christ standing here tonight
Title: Would You Believe?
Author: Caroline Sawyer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Would you believe and Jesus receive
Publication Date: 1899
Copyright: Public Domain



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