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I'm Not Your Judge

Representative Text

1 I'm not your judge, Nay! God forbids
Me judge the record of your deeds;
But tells me wait, with ready hand,
To love and help and understand;
But tells me wait, with ready hand,
To love, and help, and understand.

Response:
Judge not, that ye be not judged;
Judge not, that ye be not judged.

2 I'm not your judge, Nay! I'm unfit,
God plainly tells in holy writ;
He bids me raise and lift you up,
Then pass to you the loving-cup;
He bids me raise and lift you up,
Then pass to you the loving-cup. [Response]

3 I'm not your judge, Nay! One on high
Will read your sentence by and by;
But while we journey side by side,
I am your friend whate'er betide;
But while we journey side by side,
I am your friend whate'er betide. [Response]

4 I'm not your judge, Nay! One upon
His throne will judge in love, His own;
So, over all your faults I cast
Love's sacred mantle to the last;
So, over all your faults I cast
Love's sacred mantle to the last. [Response]

Source: The New Praiseworthy: for the Church and Sunday School #221

Author: Sarah Spencer Ruff

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Text Information

First Line: I'm not your judge, Nay! God forbids
Title: I'm Not Your Judge
Author: Sarah Spencer Ruff
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Judge not, that ye be not judged

Timeline

Instances

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A Messenger for Jesus #d133

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Coronation Hymns #57

Crowns of Rejoicing #d103

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Diadems #184

Enduring Hymns #d95

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #198

Gospel Bells #d95

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Herald of Praise #139

Inspiring Hymns #d140

The Anti-Saloon League Song Book #d37

The New Make Christ King #d90

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The New Praiseworthy #221

World-wide Revival Hymns #d112

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