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Thus said Jesus,--Go and do

Thus said Jesus,--Go and do

Author: William Roscoe
Published in 16 hymnals

Representative Text

Thus said Jesus:—“Go and do
As thou wouldst be done unto:”
Here thy perfect duty see,
All that God requires of thee.

Wouldst thou, when thy faults are known,
Wish that pardon should be shown?
Be forgiving, then, and do
As thou wouldst be done unto.

Shouldst thou helpless be and poor,
Wouldst thou not for aid implore?
Think of others, then, and be
What thou wouldst they should to thee.

For compassion if thou call,
Be compassionate to all;
If thou wouldst affection find,
Be affectionate and kind.

If thou wouldst obtain the love
Of thy gracious God above,
Then to all His children be
What thou wouldst they should to thee.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #292

Author: William Roscoe

Roscoe, William, the father, was born March 8, 1753, in Liverpool, of humble origin. After very meagre schooling, and three years of work in his father's market garden, he was articled to an attorney, and subsequently practised in Liverpool till 1796, when he withdrew from the profession. From the first literature was his chief delight, and throughout a long career of public usefulness he united its pursuit with the efforts of enlightened patriotism and the advocacy of higher education and reform. Liverpool was a centre of the old slave-trade, and Roscoe was one of the first to raise his voice against the iniquity. At the age of 20 he had already uttered a protest in his descriptive poem Mount Pleasant, and in 1787 he published a longer poe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Thus said Jesus,--Go and do
Author: William Roscoe



Instances (1 - 16 of 16)
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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #94


A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #292

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #292

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #724

Grammar School Hymn Book #d275

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #250

Hymns and Music for the Young. Juvenile series, Pt.II. 5th ed. #d29

Hymns and Tunes for the Sunday School, the Congregation and the Home #d174

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Hymns for Schools #81

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d79

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Hymns for the Use of Children #XXI

Hymns of Progress #d196

The Church Hymn Book #d1025

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The Gospel Psalmist #418

The Mission Band Hymnal #d67

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The School Hymn-Book #235

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