1 Where cross the crowded ways of life,
where sound the cries of race and clan,
above the noise of selfish strife,
we hear thy voice, O Son of Man.
2 In haunts of wretchedness and need,
on shadowed thresholds dark with fears,
from paths where hide the lures of greed,
we catch the vision of thy tears.
3 The cup of water given for thee
still holds the freshness of thy grace;
yet long these multitudes to see
the sweet compassion of thy face.
4 O Master, from the mountain side,
make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
among these restless throngs abide,
O tread the city's streets again;
5 till all thy people know thy love,
and follow where thy feet have trod;
till glorious from thy heaven above
shall come the city of our God.
|First Line:||Where cross the crowded ways of life|
|Title:||Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life|
|Author:||Frank Mason North (1903)|
|Scripture:||Mark 9:9; Matthew 10:42; Revelation 21:2|
|Topic:||Call and Response; City of God; Social Justice(1 more...)|
|Source:||William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies (1815)|