232. L. M. Steele. A Dying Saviour.
1 Stretched on the cross, the Saviour dies,
Hark! his expiring groans arise;
See, from his hands, his feet, his side,
Descends the sacred, crimson tide.
2 And didst thou bleed? -- for sinners bleed?
And could the sun behold the deed?
No; he withdrew his cheering ray,
And darkness veiled the mourning day.
3 Can I survey this scene of woe,
Where mingling grief and mercy flow,
And yet my heart so hard remain, --
Unmoved by either love or pain!
4 Come, dearest Lord, thy grace impart,
To warm this cold, this stupid heart,
Till all its powers and passions move,
In melting grief and ardent love.