The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/In Loving Kindness Jesus Came
|208||In Loving Kindness Jesus Came|
|(HE LIFTED ME )|
|Charlotte G. Homer||Chas. H. Gabriel|
In loving kindness Jesus came, My soul in mercy to reclaim,
And from the depths of sin and shame Thro' grace he lifted me.
From sinking sand he lift ed me,
With tender hand he lifted me,
From shades of night to plains of light,
O praise his name, he lifted me! (Last verse: Amen.)
He called me long before I heard, Before my sinful heart was stirred,
But when I took him at his word, Forgiven he lifted me.
His brow was pierced with many a thorn, His hands by cruel nails were torn,
When from my guilt and grief, forlorn, In love he lifted me.
Now on a higher plane I dwell, And with my soul I know 'tis well ;
Yet how or why, I cannot tell, He should have lifted me.
Copyright, 1915, by Charles M. Alexander. International Copyright Secured