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The Saviour is Bending

The Saviour is bending above thee

Author: William Luff
Tune: [The Saviour is bending above thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The Saviour is bending above thee,
To hear what thy spirit will say,
To the tender embrace
Of His mercy and grace
Will the answer be "Yea, Lord," or "Nay."
"I died for thee," sweetly He whispers,
"See here are the wounds in My hands,"
Thy finger bring near
And touch without fear
The nail-prints as o'er thee He stands.

The Saviour is bending above thee,
To hear what thy spirit will say,
To the tender embrace
Of His mercy and grace,
Will the answer be "Yea, Lord," or "Nay."

2 Look up in the face of the Saviour,
The thorn-crown'd yet beautiful brow,
He waits the reply
Of thy tear-dimming eye,
Oh, what wilt Thou answer Him now?
The Saviour is bending above thee,
He asks for thy heart in return
For the heart that He gave,
To ransom and save,
Oh, will not thy glad spirit burn? [Chorus]

3 Thou hearest His offers of mercy,
The promise of pardon and peace,
Come, wilt thou not say
To His voice a glad "Yea,"
And bid all thy waverings cease?
The Saviour is bending above thee,
His quick ear awaits the glad word,
"Lord Jesus, today,
I whisper my 'Yea,'
And know that my answer is heard." [Chorus]

Author: William Luff

Luff, William, born May 14, 1850, and admitted as a Member of the Baptist Church at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in 1866. His first effort in versifying was published in Baptist Messenger, Feb. 1870. Since then he has contributed extensively in prose and verse to various publications, including Sword and Trowel; Drummond's Tracts, Stirling; Golden Bells; Gospel Solos for Gospel Singers; and many others. His best-known hymns are:— 1. 0! who this day will rejoicing say? [Invitation.] First published in Word and Work, July 19, 1883. It was brought into notice through its recitation by the Rev. Hubert Brooke at the Belfast Convention at his Bible reading, Oct. 23rd, 1888. Printed as a hymn-sheet, it had a large circulation. In. the Church M… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Saviour is bending above thee
Title: The Saviour is Bending
Author: William Luff
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Saviour is bending above thee
Publication Date: 1937
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1937.


The Cyber Hymnal #11384
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