O, if thy brow, serene and calm,
From earthly stain is free,
View not with scorn the erring one,—
He once was pure like thee.
O, if the smiles of love are thine,
Its joyous ecstasy,
Shun not the poor forsaken one,—
He once was loved like thee!
And still, ’mid shame, and guilt, and woe,
One Being loves him still,
Who, blessing thee, hath poured on him
The world’s extremest ill.
He knows the secret lure which led
Those youthful steps astray;
He knows that they who holiest are
Might fall from Him away.
Then, with the love of him who said
“Go thou, and sin no more,”
Save, save, the sinner from despair,
And peace and hope restore.
|Instances (1 - 8 of 8)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #287||“Neither Do I Condemn Thee.”||O, If thy brow, serene and calm||Anonymous||C. M.||1866|
|A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #287||O, if thy brow, serene and calm||Anonymous||1848|
|Hymn Book for Christian Worship #440||O, if thy brow, serene and calm||Anonymous||1854|
|Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d313||O if thy brow, serene and calm||1854|
|Hymns of the Spirit #531||O, if thy brow, serene and calm||1864|
|The Palm: a collection of sacred music, for choirs, singing schools and conventions #124b||O if thy brow, serene and calm||1870|
|The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #430||O, if thy brow, serene and calm||1857|
|The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d764||O if thy brow, serene and calm||1858|