Today's Hymn: With a Soul Blood-bought and a Heart Aglow

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?"



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.


Words: R A Jarvie

Music: Bill Ashton 

Piano: Bill Ashton

Singing: Hilary Ashton