Jesus, and didst Thou condescend

Jesus, and didst Thou condescend. Mary Wakeford* (1724-1772).  This was published in John Ash* and Caleb Evans*’s Collection of Hymns Adapted to Public Worship (Bristol, 1769) (see ‘Ash and Evans's A Collection of Hymns’*). It was entitled ‘Imploring Mercy’. It had five 4-line stanzas:  Jesus, and didst Thou condescend  When veil’d in human Clay, To heal the Sick, the Lame, the Blind,  And drive Disease away?  And didst Thou pity wretched Worms,  And make the Leper whole? O let Thy Power and Mercy heal  My Sin-diseased Soul.  Didst Thou regard the Beggar’s Cry,  And give the Blind to see? Jesus, Thou Son of David, hear,   Have Mercy too on me!  And didst Thou pity mortal Woe,  And...

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