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I have no tears to shed

I have no tears to shed

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

I have no tears to shed,
For grief my soul hath none;
My heart hath never bled
For aught of ill I've done;
I weep not when I hear Thee say
That sin hath carried me away.

I have no tears to shed;
Wilt Thou not touch my heart,
And bid sin's wounds run red,
And throb with bitter smart?
Then shall I lift my prayer, and say,
"Lord take my many sins away."

72
For Thou, O Lord, dost will
That all should seek Thy face,
That Thou mayest well fulfil
The promise of Thy grace.--
Who ever sought Thy love in vain,
Or failed Thy pardon to obtain?

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I have no tears to shed
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.6.6.8.8
Language: English



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