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COMPASSION SO DIVINE, by            
First Line: Jesus-and didst thou leave the sky
Last Line: Thy righteous rule obey.
Subject(s): Compassion; Jesus Christ


Jesus--and didst Thou leave the sky,
To bear our griefs and woes?
And didst Thou bleed, and groan, and die,
For Thy rebellious foes?

Well might the heavens with wonder view
A love so strange as Thine!
No thought of angels ever knew
Compassion so divine!

Is there a heart that will not bend
To Thy divine control?
Descend, O Sovereign Love, descend,
And melt that stubborn soul.

Oh! may our willing hearts confess
Thy sweet, Thy gentle sway;
Glad captives of Thy matchless grace,
Thy righteous rule obey.





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