With a Soul Blood Bought

With a soul blood-bought and a heart aglow,
Redeemed of the Lord and free;
I ask as I pass down the busy street,
“Is it only a crowd I see?
Do I lift my eyes with a careless gaze
That perceives no deep-down woe?
Have I naught to give to the teeming throng
Of the wealth of the love I know?”

Chorus
Let me look at the crowd as my Saviour did,
Till my eyes with tears grow dim;
Let me look till I pity the wandering sheep
And love them for love of Him.

As I read in the gospel story oft
Of the Christ who this earth once trod,
I fancy I see His look on the crowd,
That look of the Son of God.
He saw not a number in might and strength,
But a shepherdless flock distressed;
And the sight of those weary fainting sheep,
Brought grief to His loving breast.

Dear Lord, I ask for the eyes that see
Deep down to the world’s sore need;
I ask for the love that holds not back,
But pours out itself indeed.
I want that passionate power of prayer,
That yearns for the great crowd’s soul;
I want to go ‘mong the fainting sheep,
And tell them my Lord makes whole.
-Mrs. R.A. Jarvie-
Online Source:  Today’s Hymn: With a Soul Blood-bought and a Heart Aglow | Salem Chapel, Martin Top

2 responses to “

  1. And to you! I actually discovered that him in a book I ordered from Truth for Life called “Facing a Task Unfinished”, by Roger Carswell, who said he had only seen it published in a Young Life hymnal. I did an internet search and only found it mentioned at the link I referenced at the bottom of the post. Needless to say, I was touched and convicted by the lyrics.

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