124. Savior, When in Dust to You

1 Savior, when in dust to you
Low we bow in homage due,
When, repentant, to the skies
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes;
Oh, by all your pains and woe
Suffered once for us below,
Bending from your throne on high,
Hear our penitential cry!

2 By your helpless infant years,
By your life of want and tears,
By your days of deep distress
In the savage wilderness,
By the dread, mysterious hour
Of th' insulting tempter's pow'r,
Turn, oh, turn a fav'ring eye,
Hear our penitential cry!

3 By your hour of dire despair,
By your agony of prayer,
By the cross, the nail, the thorn,
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn,
By the gloom that veiled the skies
O'er the dreadful sacrifice,
Listen to our humble sigh,
Hear our penitential cry!

4 By your deep expiring groan,
By the sad sepulchral stone,
By the vault whose dark abode
Held in vain the rising God,
Oh, from earth to heav'n restored,
Mighty, reascended Lord,
Bending from your throne on high,
Hear our penitential cry!

Text Information
First Line: Savior, when in dust to you
Title: Savior, When in Dust to You
Author: Robert Grant, 1779-1838 (abr., alt.)
Meter: 77 77 D
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Lent
Tune Information
Name: SPANISH CHANT
Meter: 77 77 D
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Spanish melody, 17th century, adapt.



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