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) Hen­ry 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 where to get a good pho­to of Whit­ney or Ad­cock,


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.