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Hymn: Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Had I the tongues of Greeks and Jews

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: LM

Tune: Bentonville

Hymn Number: <no hymn number given>

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.