Whom did Jesus pity

To the Lord our Savior

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth
Tune: [To the Lord our Savior]
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1 To the Lord our Savior, sweetest offerings bring;
Of His love and mercy, let us join and sing;
When He walked the city, sought the quiet glen,
Whom did Jesus pity when He dwelt with men?

2 Jericho the beauteous, crowned with living palms,
’Round the Savior gathered beggars, seeking alms;
To him blind Bartimeus cried for mercy then;
Him did Jesus pity when He dwelt with men.

3 Where Bethesda’s fountain, fair on Salem flowed,
Lay a man impotent; none on him bestowed,
In his years of sorrow, hope, or comfort: then
Him did Jesus pity when He dwelt with men.

4 Out of Nain, on Hermon, came a stricken one,
Going to the burial pf her only son;
Back to life the Master called the loved one then—
Her did Jesus pity, when He dwelt with men.

5 Journeying to Capernaum by the purple sea,
Jesus hears the leper cry in misery.
"Thou hast power to save me if Thou wilt," and then
Him did Jesus pity, when He dwelt with men.

6 On the cross rejected, on that darkened day,
"Oh forgive, My Father!" hear the Savior pray.
His divine compassion failed not, even then,
Sinners Jesus pitied, when He died for men.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10181

Author: Hezekiah Butterworth

Butterworth, Hezekiah, was born at Warren, Rhode Island, Dec. 22, 1839. He wrote The Story of the Hymns, American Tract Society, 1875. He is the author of "0 Church of Christ, our blest abode" (The Church) in Root's cantata, Under the Palms, and of "Jesus, I Thee believe" (Jesus All in All) in the cantata Faith Triumphant. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: To the Lord our Savior
Title: Whom did Jesus pity
Author: Hezekiah Butterworth



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