My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me

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Forsaken of God on Calvary
The Saviour Christ hung dying,
That I might ne'er forsaken be,
While on His death relying:
Yea, for the sake of His lone cry,
With ready ear the Lord Most High
Will aye regard my crying.

When from earth's light I pass away,
Sight, hearing, sense declining,
Father, recall Thy Son's dismay,
For Thy felt presence pining;
And by that cry from Calvary's tree
Thy countenance uplift on me,
With gracious welcome shining.

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Forsaken of God on Calvary
Title: My God, My God, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Language: English



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

Passion-Hymns of Iceland, The #09

The Hymnary of the United Church of Canada #697

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