When the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, He saved us.@Titus 3:4-5
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Charles H. Gabriel, in Revival Hymns, by Daniel Towner & Charles Alexander (Chicago, Illinois: Bible Institute Colportage Association, 1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

In lovingkindness Jesus came
My soul in mercy to reclaim,
And from the depths of sin and shame
Through grace He lifted me.

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From sinking sand He lifted me,
With tender hand He lifted me,
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise His name, He lifted me!

He called me long before I heard,
Before my sinful heart was stirred,
But when I took Him at His word,
Forgiv’n, He lifted me.

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His brow was pierced with many a thorn,
His hands by cruel nails were torn,
When from my guilt and grief, forlorn,
In love He lifted me.

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Now on a higher plane I dwell,
And with my soul I know ’tis well;
Yet how or why I cannot tell
He should have lifted me.

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