Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist
Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore
Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard
First Line: Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews
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Page Number: 351, click to see hymnal pages
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 heaven and hell;
Or could my faith the world remove,
Still I am nothing without love.
Should I distribute all my store
To feed the bowels of the poor,
Or give my body to the flame
To gain a martyr's glorious name;
If love to God and love to men
Be absent, all my hope are vain;
Nor tongues, nor gifts, nor fiery zeal,
The works of love can e'er fulfill.