288. Alone Thou Goest Forth, O Lord

1 Alone thou goest forth, O Lord,
in sacrifice to die;
is this thy sorrow naught to us
who pass unheeding by?

2 Our sins, not thine, thou bearest, Lord;
make us thy sorrow feel,
till through our pity and our shame
love answers love's appeal.

3 This is earth's darkest hour,
but thou dost light and life restore;
then let all praise be given thee
who livest evermore!

4 Give us compassion for thee, Lord,
that, as we share this hour,
thy cross may bring us to thy joy
and resurrection power.

Text Information
First Line: Alone thou goest forth, O Lord
Title: Alone Thou Goest Forth, O Lord
Author: Peter Abélard
Translator: F. Bland Tucker (1940)
Publication Date: 1985
Meter: CM
Scripture: Luke 22:54; Matthew 26:56-57; Mark 14:50-53; John 18:12-13
Topic: Jesus Christ: Passion and Cross
Language: English
Tune Information
Harmonizer: John Wilson (1964)
Meter: CM
Key: c minor
Source: W. Tans'ur's Compleat Melody (1735)

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