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Holy Jesus, by thy passion

Holy Jesus, by thy passion

Author: W. J. Sparrow-Simpson
Published in 9 hymnals

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1 Holy Jesu, by thy passion,
by the woes which none can share,
borne in more than kingly fashion,
by thy love beyond compare:

Crucified, I turn to thee,
Son of Mary, plead for me.

2 By the treachery and trial,
by the blows and sore distress,
by desertion and denial,
by thine awful loneliness: [Refrain]

3 By thy look so sweet and lowly,
while they smote thee on the face,
by thy patience, calm and holy,
in the midst of keen disgrace: [Refrain]

4 By the hour of condemnation,
by the blood which trickled down,
when, for us and our salvation,
thou didst wear the robe and crown: [Refrain]

5 By the path of sorrows dreary,
by the cross, thy dreadful load,
by the pain, when, faint and weary,
thou didst sink, upon the road: [Refrain]

6 By the spirit which could render
love for hate and good for ill,
by the mercy, sweet and tender,
poured upon thy murd'rers still: [Refrain]

Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #287

Author: W. J. Sparrow-Simpson

Simpson, William John Sparrow, M.A., was educated at Trin. College, Camb., B.A. 1882, M.A. 1886. Ordained in 1882, he held various appointments until 1904, when he became Chaplain to St. Mary's Hospital, Great Ilford. He has published several works, including a Memoir of Dr. W. S. Simpson, 1899. He contributed "All for Jesus—all for Jesus" (All for Jesus), and "Jesus, the Crucified, prays for me" (Passiontide), to C. W. A. Brooke's Additional Hymns, 1901). These hymns originally appeared in Sir J. Stainer's cantata The Crucifixion, 1887, the book of words of which was compiled by Mr. Simpson. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Holy Jesus, by thy passion
Author: W. J. Sparrow-Simpson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Crucifed I turn to thee
Copyright: Public Domain



The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #136


Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #287

Hymns Old and New #213

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The A.M.E. Zion Hymnal #152

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