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What precept, Jesus, is like thine

What precept, Jesus, is like thine

Author: Sarah White Livermore
Published in 8 hymnals

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What precept, Jesus, is like thine,—
Forgive, as ye would be forgiven!
In this we see the power divine,
Which shall transform our earth to heaven.

O, not the harsh and scornful word
The victory over sin can gain,
Not the dark prison, or the sword,
The shackle, or the weary chain.

But from our spirits there must flow
A love that will the wrong outweigh;
Our lips must only blessings know,
And wrath and sin shall die away.

’Twas heaven that formed the holy plan
To win the wanderer back by love;
Thus let us save our brother, man,
And imitate our God above.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #442

Author: Sarah White Livermore

Livermore, Sarah White, aunt of A. A. Livermore (q.v.), was born at Wilton, New Hampshire, July 20, 1789; and died there July 3, 1874, having spent most of her life as a Teacher. Two hymns were contributed by her to the Cheshire P. A.'s Christian Hymns, 1844:— (1) Glory to God, and peace on earth, Christmas. (2) Our pilgrim brethren, dwelling far. Missions. She wrote many others, of which two are given in Putnam's Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith, 1875. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: What precept, Jesus, is like thine
Author: Sarah White Livermore



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #442Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #442Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #447Page Scan
Hymns for Schools: with appropriate selections from scripture and tunes suited to the metres of the hymns (3rd ed.) #108Page Scan
Progressive Songster #d171
The Golden Harp #d383
The Gospel Psalmist #800Page Scan
The Psalms of Life: A Compilation of Psalms, Hymns, Chants, Anthems, &c. Embodying the Spiritual, Progressive and Reformatory Sentiment of the Present Age #117Page Scan