Jesus, Thy love shall we forget

Jesus, Thy love shall we forget

Author: William Mitchell
Published in 75 hymnals

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1 Jesus, thy love can we forget,
And never bring to mind
The grace that paid our hopeless debt,
And bade us pardon find?

2 Shall we thy life of grief forget,
Thy fasting and thy pray'r,
Thy locks with mountain vapors wet,
To save us from despair?

3 Gethsemane can we forget
Thy struggling agony
When night lay dark on Olivet,
And none to watch with thee?

4 Our sorrows and our sins were laid
On Thee, alone on thee;
Thy precious blood our ransom paid
Thine all the glory be!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #410

Author: William Mitchell

Mitchell, William, born at Chester, Connecticut, Dec. 19, 1793, educated at Yale College. entered the Congregational Ministry in 1825, and d. at Corpus Christi, Texas, Aug. 1, 1867. To Pt. i. of Joshua Leavitt's Christian Lyre, 1830-1, he contributed ‚ÄúServants of the Living God" (Christian Warfare); and to Pt. ii. "Jesus, Thy love shall we forget" (The Love of Christ). --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, Thy love shall we forget
Author: William Mitchell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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