By The Thorny Way Of Sorrow

By the thorny way of sorrow

Author: Anonymous
Tune: VIA DOLOROSA (Geoffrey)
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 By the thorny way of sorrow,
Counting earthly gain but loss;
Wins the Church her glad tomorrow,
In redemption by the cross.
Lenten clouds away have drifted,
Comes at length her great rewards,
And her eyes are now uplifted,
To the glory of her Lord.

2 Alleluia! King eternal!
Lord of life! the strife is o’er;
Thou hast quelled the pow’rs infernal;
Throwing wide high Heaven’s door;
Alleluia! He has risen!
And His own, in Him shall rise;
Broken are the bars of prison;
Won the rest of paradise.

3 Forth His Church shall go to meet Him,
In the breaking of the dawn!
At her altars kneel to greet Him!
On this glorious Easter morn:
Whom His chalice veils enfolding
Very Bread! and very Wine!
We adore by faith beholding:
In this Eucharist divine.

4 In His manhood, Christ victorious
Won for man o’er death the strife;
In His Godhead ever glorious:
Grants the gift of endless life;
Hail! all hail! the King immortal!
Who shall with His Church abide
Till we pass through death’s dark portal
To th’eternal Eastertide.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8606

Author: Anonymous

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Text Information

First Line: By the thorny way of sorrow
Title: By The Thorny Way Of Sorrow
Author: Anonymous
Meter: D
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8606
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The Cyber Hymnal #8606

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