If Human Hearts Are Often Tender

2015 Songbook Section: 
Our Response to God > Salvation > Forgiveness
2015 Songbook Number: 
0467
1984 Songbook Section: 
God the Father: Love
1984 Songbook Number: 
050
Biblical References: 
Hosea 2:19-20
Verses: 
3

Verse 1
If human hearts are often tender,
And human minds can pity know,
If human love is touched with splendor,
And human hands compassion show,

Chorus
Then how much more shall God our Father
In love forgive, in love forgive!
Then how much more shall God our Father
Our wants supply, and none deny!

Verse 2
If sometimes men can live for others,
And sometimes give where gifts are spurned,
If sometimes treat their foes as brothers,
And love where love is not returned,

Verse 3
If men will often share their gladness,
If men respond when children cry,
If men can feel each other's sadness,
Each other's tears attempt to dry,

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