Scripture Verse

The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing. Zephaniah 3:17

Introduction

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Sarah Doudney
(1841–1926)

Words: Sa­rah Doud­ney, in the Sun­day School Un­ion’s Songs of Glad­ness, 1871.

Music: New­man Ri­chard S. New­man, in The School Hym­nal (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Board of Pub­li­ca­tion & Sab­bath-School Work, 1900), num­ber 64 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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

Lyrics

We sing a loving Jesus,
Who left His throne above,
And came on earth to ransom
The children of His love;
It is an oft-told story,
And yet we love to tell
How Christ, the King of glory,
Once deigned with man to dwell.

We a sing a holy Jesus;
No taint of sin defiled
The Babe of David’s city,
The pure and stainless Child:
O teach us, blessèd Savior,
Thy heavenly grace to seek;
And let our whole behavior
Like Thine, be mild and meek.

We sing a lowly Jesus;
No kingly crown He had,
His head was bowed with anguish,
His face was marred and sad:
In deepest humiliation
He came, His work to do;
O Lord of our salvation,
Let us be humble, too.

We sing a mighty Jesus,
Whose voice could raise the dead,
The sightless eyes He opened,
The famished souls He fed;
Thou camest to deliver
Mankind from sin and shame;
Redeemer and life giver,
We praise Thy holy name.

We sing a coming Jesus;
The time is drawing near,
When Christ with all His angels
In glory shall appear;
Lord, save us, we entreat Thee,
In this Thy day of grace,
That we may gladly meet Thee
And see Thee face to face.