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O blessed Savior, Lord of love

O blessed Savior, Lord of love

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Tune: [O blessed Savior, Lord of love]
Published in 3 hymnals

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1. O blessèd Savior, Lord of love,
Leaving for us Thy home above,
How can we show our love to Thee
When Thy dear face we cannot see?

Smile with the glad, grieve with the sad,
Gentle, and thoughtful, and loving be;
Friendly in need, and kind in deed;
I count it all as done to Me.

2. All of our gifts have come from Heaven,
Our home and friends Thy love has given;
If we could see Thy blessèd face,
How should we thank Thee for Thy grace? [Refrain]

3. Heathen upon the distant shore,
Hungry and needy at our door,
Sinning and suffering everywhere,
Thou hast committed to our care. [Refrain]

4. Humbly we thank Thee, blessèd Lord,
For this the comfort of Thy word,
When thou a loving deed dost see,
Lo, ye have done it unto Me. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4717

Author: Maltbie D. Babcock

Maltbie D. Babcock (b. Syracuse, NY, 1858; d. Naples, Italy, 1901) graduated from Syracuse University, New York, and Auburn Theological Seminary (now associated with Union Theological Seminary in New York) and became a Presbyterian minister. He served the Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church in Baltimore, Maryland, and the Brick Presbyterian Church in New York City. In Baltimore he was especially popular with students from Johns Hopkins University, but he ministered to people from all walks of life. Babcock wrote hymn texts and devotional, poems, some of which were published in The School Hymnal (1899). Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O blessed Savior, Lord of love
Author: Maltbie D. Babcock
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Smile with the glad
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #4717
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The Cyber Hymnal #4717

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