133. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life

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 Teacher, 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 humankind shall learn thy love
And follow where thy feet have trod;
Till glorious from thy heaven above
Shall come the city of our God.

Text Information
First Line: Where cross the crowded ways of life
Title: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
Author: Frank Mason North
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: City; Healing; Human Family (3 more...)
Source: Christian City, 1903, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Beethoven
Key: a♭ minor
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

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