240. Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

1 Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
Blest Redeemer, whom we 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 blessed 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
Author: G. Savonarola, 1452-98
Translator: J. F. Wilde, 1826-96
Meter: 87 87 D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Mercy of God; Quinquagesima
Tune Information
Name: O DU LIEBE MEINER LIEBE
Meter: 87 87 D
Key: G Major
Source: Erbaulicher Musikalischer Christenschatz, Basel, 1745, alt.



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