Scripture Verse

The tender mercy of our God. Luke 1:78


Words: An­on­y­mous, in the Ply­mouth Sab­bath School Col­lec­tion, ed­it­ed by John Zun­del & H. E. Mat­thews (New York: A. S. Barnes, 1858).

Music: Lu­el­la (Whit­ney) H. N. Whit­ney, in Songs of Glad­ness, by John E. Gould (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Gar­rigues Bro­thers, 1869), page 53 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know Whit­ney’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Ad­cock, would you ?


Jesus, tender Savior,
Hast Thou died for me?
Make me very thankful
In my heart to Thee;
When the sad, sad, story
Of Thy grief I read,
Make me very sorry
For my sins, indeed.

Now I know Thou lovest
And dost plead for me,
Make me very thankful,
In my prayers to Thee;
Soon I hope in glory
At Thy side to stand;
Make me fit to meet Thee
In that happy land.

Take my hand and lead me,
I am very weak;
Words of love and kindness
Teach me how to speak;
Thou art good and gentle,
So my heart would be;
Keep me, blessèd Savior,
Ever close to Thee.