O tender beseechings of Jesus!
How sweetly they fall on the ear!
O gospel of grace and of kindness,
God’s love and compassion bro’t near!
Is the Spirit of Jesus striving?
His warning, my brother, obey;
Resist not His gracious beseeching,
O grieve not the Saviour away.
Beseeching in love for our Saviour,
Unworthy we pray in His stead;
Believe in the word of forgiveness,
Accept of the ransom He made.
Beseeching His blood-bought, His ransom’d,
Your bodies to Him gladly yield,
That, in you, and thro’ you, and by you,
His grace may be fully revealed.
Beseeching the saints to be holy,
Fill’d always with meekness and love;
Like Jesus so gentle and lowly,
Reflecting the light from above.
Beseeching that all for His coming
Unshaken may ever remain,
And stand with the sav’d and the chosen,
With Him in His glorious reign.
El Nathan/James McGranahan