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He Who Loved Us Long Ago

For the weary, way-worn traveler

Author: Sara B. Howland
Tune: [For the weary, way-worn traveler]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 For the weary, way-worn trav’ler,
Journ’ying onward in the road,
Lead from this world of sorrow
To his Father’s blest abode,
There’s a light that’s shining ever,
That will lend him all its glow,
’Tis the gentle Christ, our Savior,
He who loved us long ago.

We our grateful songs would render,
For thy love so kind and tender,
Dear Redeemer, we adore thee,
Glory in the highest, glory,
May we fell thy presence near us,
Thy protecting care to cheer us,
Blessed, blessed Christ, our Savior,
Thou who loved us long ago.

2 For the ones whose heart is bleeding
From the wounds of earthly care,
Whose fond hopes and brilliant fancies
Brought him naught but sore despair,
There’s a Balm, whose blessed healing
This poor suff’ring one may know,
’Tis the loving Christ, our Savior,
He who loved us long ago. [Refrain]

3 For the ones whose life of sinning,
Reaped its due reward of pain;
Who, while dying in his anguish,
Never dares to hope again,
There’s a Healer, strong and tender,
Who has pow’r to cure all woe,
’Tis the blessed Christ, our Savior,
He who loved us long ago. [Refrain]

4 For the little child who wanders
In the earth so sad and lone,
And whose heart is ever craving
Love which he can call his own,
There’s a Father, far exceeding
In his love all friends below,
’Tis the loving Christ, our Savior,
He who loved us long ago. [Refrain]

Source: Pearls of Praise #135

Author: Sara B. Howland

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Text Information

First Line: For the weary, way-worn traveler
Title: He Who Loved Us Long Ago
Author: Sara B. Howland
Refrain First Line: We our grateful songs would render
Publication Date: 1893
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.