185. Savior, When in Tears and Dust

1 Savior, when in tears and dust,
low we bow to you in trust,
When repentant, to the skies
scarce we lift our weeping eyes,
Mindful how you suffered pain
that God's love in us might reign -
Help us claim what we would be,
hear our solemn litany.

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 the insulting tempter's power:
Turn, O turn a favoring eye,
hear our solemn litany.

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 cry,
hear our solemn litany.

4 By your deep expiring groan,
by the sad sepulchral stone,
By the vault whose cold abode
held in vain the rising God:
O from earth to realms of light,
Christ restored in power and might,
Listen, listen to the cry
of our solemn litany.

Text Information
First Line: Savior, when in tears and dust
Title: Savior, When in Tears and Dust
Author: Robert Grant (1815, alt.)
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: Ash Wednesday; Jesus Christ: Savior; Repentance (3 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Benjamin Carr (1824)
Key: A♭ Major
Source: Traditional melody

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