Scripture Verse

What think ye of Christ?@Matthew 22:42

Words: Sa­la­thi­el C. Kirk, Mus­ings Along the Way (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: A. H. Sick­ler, 1900), pag­es 65–66.

Music: Ar­fon French & Welsh tune. Ar­ranged by Hugh Da­vies, cir­ca 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Salathiel C. Kirk
(1845–1913)

When Thou didst with pitying eye
Leave Thy Father’s throne on high—
Leave a heavenly diadem
For a crib in Bethlehem,
Jesus, Thou didst think of me;
Do I, do I think of Thee?

Blessing, helping everyone,
Yet rejected by Thine own;
Buffeted and spit upon,
O, Thou blessèd Holy One,
This, because Thou thought of me!
Do I, do I think of Thee?

Praying in Gethsemane;
Agonizing on the tree;
When, with breaking heart, Thou cried
It is finished, bowed and died,
Jesus, Thou didst think of me!
Do I, do I think of Thee?

On His hands my name I see:
In the grave He thinks of me,
Vain, oh Calvary, Thy doom!
Jesus rises from the tomb,
Evermore to think of me;
Jesus, I will think of Thee.