19. Ah, My Heart

1 Ah, my heart is heavy-laden,
Weary and oppressed!
“Come to me,” saith One, “and coming,
Be at rest, be at rest.”
“Come to me,” saith One, “and coming,
Be at rest!”

2 Hath he marks to lead me to him,
If he be my guide?
“In his feet and hands are wound-prints,
And his side, and his side.”
“In his feet and hands are wound-prints,
And his side.”

3 Is there diadem, as monarch,
That his brow adorns?
“Yes, a crown in very surety,
But of thorns, but of thorns!”
“Yes, a crown in very surety,
But of thorns!”

4 If I find him, if I follow,
What's my portion here?
“Many a sorrow, many a conflict,
Many a tear, many a tear.”
“Many a sorrow, many a conflict,
Many a tear.”

5 If I still hold closely to him,
What have I at last?
“Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan past, Jordan past!”
“Sorrow vanquished, labor ended,
Jordan past!”

6 If I ask him to receive me,
Will he say me nay?
“Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away, pass away!”
“Not till earth and not till heaven
Pass away!”

Text Information
First Line: Ah my heart is heavy laden
Title: Ah, My Heart
Translator: John M. Neale
Author: Stephen the Sabaite
Publication Date: 1882
Tune Information
Name: [Ah my heart is heavy laden]
Composer: Wm. J. Kirkpatrick



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