136. O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile

1 O come and mourn with me awhile;
O come now to the Saviour's side;
O come, together let us mourn:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified.

2 Have we shed no tears to shed for him,
while soldiers scoff and foes deride?
Ah! Look how patiently he hangs:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified.

3 Seven times he spake, seven words of love;
and all three hours his silence cried
for mercy on the souls of all;
Jesus, our Love, is crucified.

4 O love of God! O sin-filled world!
In this dread act your strength is tried;
and victory remains with love:
Jesus, our Love, is crucified.

Text Information
First Line: O come and mourn with me awhile
Title: O Come and Mourn with Me Awhile
Author: Frederick William Faber (1849, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Topic: The Christian Year: Holy Week; Christian Year: Holy Week; God: Love (4 more...)
Language: English
Notes: Alt tune: APANÁS
Tune Information
Name: ST CROSS
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1861)
Meter: 8 8 8 8
Key: d minor or modal



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