What think ye of Christ?@Matthew 22:42

Salathial C. Kirk, Musings Along the Way (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: A. H. Sickler & Company, 1900), pages 65-66.

Arfon, French & Welsh melody; arranged by Hugh Davies, circa 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Salathial C. Kirk (1845 - ca. 1917)

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.