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IN lovingkindness Jesus came
   My soul in mercy to reclaim;
And from the depths of sin and shame
    By grace He lifted me.
From sinking sand He lifted me,
With tender hand He lifted me;
From deepest night to glorious light,
O, praise His name, He lifted me!
2  He called me long before I heard,
Before my sinful heart was stirred;
But when I took Him at His word,
    Forgiven, He lifted me.
3  Now on a nobler plane I dwell,
And with my soul I know it’s well;
Yet how or why, I cannot tell,
    He should have lifted me.
Charlotte G. Homer, 1856-1932