Burden of shame and woe

Burden of shame and woe

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 7 hymnals

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Burden of shame and woe!
How does the heart o’erflow
At thought of him the bitter cross who bore!
But we have each our own,
To others oft unknown,
Which we must bear till life shall be no more.

And shall we fear to tread
The path where Jesus led,
The pure and holy one, for man who died?
Or shall we shrink from shame,
Endured for Jesus’ name,
Our glorious Lord, once spurned and crucified?

Then, ’mid the woes that wait
On this our mortal state,
Patience shall cheer affliction, toil, and loss,
And though the tempter’s art
Assail the struggling heart,
Still, Saviour! in thy name we bear the cross.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #133

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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