Where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them.@Matthew 18:20

Caroline Sawyer, in The Gospel Pilot Hymnal, by Daniel Towner & French E. Oliver (Chicago, Illinois: Towner & Oliver, 1899), number 130.

Daniel B. Towner (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Daniel B. Towner (1850-1919)

If you could see Christ standing here tonight,
His thorn-crowned head and piercèd hands could view,
Could see those eyes that beam with Heav’n’s own light,
And hear Him say—Belovèd, ’twas for you.

Refrain

Would you believe, and Jesus receive,
If He were standing here?
Would you believe, and Jesus receive,
If He were standing here?

If you could see that face, so calm and sweet,
Those lips that spoke words only pure and true,
Could see the nail prints in His tender feet,
And hear Him say—Belovèd, ’twas for you.

Refrain

He whispers to your heart, turn not away,
For He’s beside you in your narrow pew;
If you will listen, you will hear Him say,
In loving tones—Belovèd, ’twas for you.

Will you believe, and Jesus receive?
For He is standing here;
Will you believe, and Jesus receive?
For He is standing here.