1 Are you lonely, very lonely?
There was One more lonely still,
Jesus Christ the Man of sorrows,
As He did His Father’s will,
He was lonely in the city,
He was lonely in the crowd,
For He found no eye to pity,
And His heart in grief was bowed.
2 Are you weary, often weary?
There was One more weary still,
As He trod His earthly journey,
On His way to Calv’ry’s hill.
He was weary in the nigh-time,
For He had no place of rest,
As He spent the hours of darkness,
Praying on the mountain crest.
3 Are you laden, heavy laden?
There was One more laden still,
He can bear your sin and sorrow,
And your heart with comfort fill.
For He took the sorest burden,
That has ever yet been borne,
And He died beneath that burden
When He wore the crown of thorn.
4 Are you eager, very eager?
There is One more eager still,
For the long expected moment,
When His word He will fulfill,
For the heart that loves so truly,
Never can be satisfied,
Till around Himself He gathers,
All the souls for whom He died.
Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?"
Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on January 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Habershon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published.
Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >