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

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

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

William H. Gladstone (1840–1892)

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.