Scripture Verse

In His love and in His pity He redeemed them. Isaiah 63:9

Introduction

Words: Ran­dall H. Ball­an­tyne, in the Young Sing­er’s Friend, or, the Lee Av­e­nue Col­lect­ion of Hymns and Songs, ed­it­ed by Jer­e­mi­ah John­son (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1859), num­ber 11.

Music: Ibér­i­co The Sab­bath School Pearl (New York: G. S. Scho­field, 1861), page 33 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Ball­an­tyne (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

How loving is Jesus!
Who came from the sky,
In tenderest pity for sinners to die;
His hands and His feet
They were nailed to the tree,
And all this He suffered
For you and for me.

How gladly does Jesus
Free pardon impart
To all who receive Him
By faith in their heart;
No evil befalls them,
Their home is above,
And Jesus throws round them
The arms of His love.

How precious is Jesus
To all who believe,
And out of His fullness
What grace they receive!
When weak, He supports them;
When erring, He guides;
And every thing needful
He kindly provides.

Oh, give then to Jesus
Your earliest days,
They only are blessèd
Who walk in His ways;
In life and in death He
Will still be your friend,
For whom Jesus loves,
He loves to the end.