Scripture Verse

Put your finger here; see My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Stop doubting and believe. John 20:27

Introduction

Words: Will­iam Luff (1850–?). A dif­fer­ent ar­range­ment of this text, with mu­sic by Will­iam His­lop of Glas­gow, Scot­land, ap­peared in the Rail­way Sig­nal, Volume 22, num­ber 9, Sep­tem­ber 1904, page 171.

Music: Charles Reeves (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

The Savior is bending above thee,
To hear what thy spirit will say,
To the tender embrace of His mercy and grace
Will the answer be Yea, Lord, or Nay?
I died for thee, sweetly He whispers,
See, here are the wounds in My hands;
Thy finger bring near, and touch without fear
The nail prints as o’er thee He stands.

Refrain

The Savior is bending above thee,
To hear what thy spirit will say,
To the tender embrace of His mercy and grace,
Will the answer be Yea, Lord, or Nay?

Look up in the face of the Savior,
The thorn crowned yet beautiful brow;
He waits the reply of thy tear-dimming eye,
Oh, what wilt thou answer Him now?
The Savior is bending above thee,
He asks for thy heart in return,
For the heart that He gave, to ransom and save,
Oh, will not thy glad spirit burn?

Refrain

Thou hearest His offers of mercy,
The promise of pardon and peace;
Come, wilt thou not say to His voice a glad Yea,
And bid all thy waverings cease?
The Savior is bending above thee,
His quick ear awaits the glad word,
Lord Jesus, today, I whisper my Yea,
And know that my answer is heard.

Refrain