Jesus of Nazareth passeth by

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by

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1 Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!
What means this eager, anxious throng,
Pressing the busy streets along?
These wondrous gatherings day by day?
This strange commotion by the way?
The voices of the throng reply:
Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!

2 Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!
Who is this Jesus? Why should he
The city move so mightily?
Ev'n children hear his gracious word,
And hail him David's Son and Lord,
Hosannas mingle with the cry,
Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!

3 Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!
Jesus! 'tis he who once below
Man's pathway trod in pain and woe;
And burdened ones, where'er he came,
Brought out their sick, and deaf, and lame;
Bind men rejoiced to hear the cry,
Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!

4 Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!
Again he comes; from place to place
His holy footprints we can trace.
Ho! all ye heavy-laden, come!
Here's pardon, comfort, rest, a home;
Lost wanderers, here's a refuge nigh;
Jesus of Nazareth passeth by!

Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #1040

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