Old-Line Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune Book

Hymn #293: Had I The Tongues Of Greeks And Jews

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The Christian

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293 (L.M.) Isaac Watts

Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews,

And nobler speech than angels use,

If love be absent, I am found

Like tinkling brass, an empty sound.

Were I inspired to preach, and tell

All that is done in heav'n and hell;

Or could my faith the world remove,

Still I am nothing without love.

Should I distribute all my store

To feed the hungry, clothe the poor;

Or give my body to the flame,

To gain a martyr's glorious name —

If love to God, and love to man

Be absent, all my hopes are vain,

Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal

The work of love can e'er fulfill.

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