3282. Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

1. Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
Object of the spirit’s love,
Fountain in life’s desert dreary,
Savior from the world above.
O how oft Thine eyes, offended,
Gaze upon the sinner’s fall;
Yet upon the cross extended,
Thou didst bear the pain of all.

2. Do we pass that cross unheeding,
Breathing no repentant vow,
Though we see Thee wounded, bleeding,
See Thy thorn encircled brow?
Yet Thy sinless death hath brought us
Life eternal, peace, and rest;
Only what Thy grace hath taught us
Calms the sinner’s stormy breast.

3. Jesus, may our hearts be burning
With more fervent love for Thee;
May our eyes be ever turning
To Thy cross of agony;
Till in glory, parted never
From the blessèd Savior’s side,
Graven in our hearts forever,
Dwell the cross, the Crucified.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, Refuge of the weary
Title: Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
Italian Title: Giesù sommo conforto
Translator (from Italian): Jane F. Wilde
Author: Girolamo Savonarola, 1452-1498
Meter: 87.87 D
Language: English
Source: Published by Fra Serafino Razzi in Laudi Spirituali (Venezia (Venice), Italy: 1563); translation in Life and Marty
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: WETTERLING, Hampus Wetterling, 1830-1870
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Thommen (1745)
Meter: 87.87 D
Incipit: 12354 32232 12171
Key: G Major
Source: Erbaulicher Musikalischer Christen-Schatz, by Johann Thommen (Basel, Switzerland: 1745)
Copyright: Public Domain

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