A time to watch, a time to prayAuthor: John Mason Neale
Published in 5 hymnals
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1 A time to watch, a time to pray,
a day of wonders is today:
the saddest, yet the gladdest too,
that earth or heaven ever knew.
2 The saddest, for our Saviour bore
his death, that we might die no more:
the agony, the scourge, the fear,
the crown of thorns, the cross, the spear.
3 And yet the gladdest, for today
our load of sin was borne away:
and hopes of joy that never dies
hang on our Saviour's sacrifice.
4 O Saviour, how we bless your name!
Yours is the glory, ours the shame;
by all the pain your love endured
let all our many sins be cured.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #175
A time to watch, a time to pray. J. M. Neale. [Good Friday.] Appeared in his Hymns for Children, 1842, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, the last stanza being Bishop Ken's doxology. It is given in Mrs. Brock's Children’s Hymn Book. with the omission of the doxology, and stanza iii. line 1, "this day," for "to-day," otherwise unaltered.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #175||A time to watch, a time to pray||A time to watch, a time to pray||BRESLAU||John Mason Neale (1818-1866)||LM||Matthew 27:27-54; 1 Peter 2:24; 1 Peter 3:18||2013||Atonement | ; Church Year | Good Friday; Good Friday | ; Jesus | name; Sin ||
|Small Church Music #1471||Mylor||A time to watch a time to pray||MYLOR||J. M. Neale||188.8.131.52|