Scripture Verse

The Jews said, See how He loved him! John 11:36

Introduction

Words: Sar­ah Bache, in the Ex­e­ter Col­lect­ion, com­piled by her brother-in-law, Lant Car­pen­ter, 1812.

Music: Om­bers­ley Will­iam H. Glad­stone, 1872 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William H. Gladstone
(1840–1892)

Lyrics

See how He loved! exclaimed the Jews,
As tender tears from Jesus fell;
My grateful heart the thought pursues,
And on the theme delights to dwell.

See how He loved, who traveled on,
Teaching the doctrine from the skies;
Who bade disease and pain be gone,
And called the sleeping dead to rise.

See how He loved, who, firm yet mild,
Patient endured the scoffing tongue;
Though oft provoked, he ne’er reviled,
Or did His greatest foe a wrong.

See how He loved, who never shrank
From toil or danger, pain or death;
Who all the cup of sorrow drank,
And meekly yielded up His breath.

Such love can we unmoved survey?
O may our breasts with ardor glow
To tread His steps, His laws obey,
And thus our warm affections show.