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Weeping Jesus

Full Text

1 Behold, He weeps o'er Jerusalem!
His soul with pity doth thrill;
He would have saved them but "they would not,"
Thus He died on Calv'ry's hill.

Weeping Jesus died for you,
Weeping Jesus died for you,
Weeping Jesus died for you,
He died, He died for you.

2 Behold, He weeps in Gethsemane!
His soul with sorrow is filled;
His own were sleeping while thus he prayed,
"Not my will but as Thou hast willed." [Refrain]

3 Behold, He weeps while at Bethany!
Our Christ, how tender was He;
He showed compassion and sympathy,
Thus He comforts thee and me. [Refrain]

Source: New Sacred Quartettes for Male, Female and Mixed Voices #5

Author: C. B. Widmeyer

Widmeyer, Charles B. (Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, 1884--California, December 14, 1974). Studied vocal music from age 12 under J.M. Cowgill; at age 15 began teaching classes of his own. First song was written at age 15. The first one published, "Upon the Cross," was written at age 20. Bachelor of Music degree from Bethany-Peniel, Bethany, Oklahoma. Wrote more than 350 songs; edited or contributed to many songbooks. "Come and Dine" was written following the reading of John 21:12 and his meditation on the similarity between the tired, hungry disciples and people of his day both spiritually and physically hungry; translated into Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, and Serbian. --E. Roger Taylor, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Behold, he weeps over Jerusalem
Title: Weeping Jesus
Author: C. B. Widmeyer
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Weeping Jesus died for you
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.