Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown

Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock
Tune: GOWER'S LITANY
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

Part IV

"My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?"

1 Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown,
With our evil left alone,
While no light from heaven is shown:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

2 When we vainly seem to pray,
And our hopes seem far away,
In the darkness be our Stay:
Hear us, Holy Jesus.

3 Though no Father seem to hear,
Though no light our spirits cheer,
May we know that God is near:
Hear us, holy Jesus.

Amen.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnal #183

Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Pollock, Thomas Benson, M.A., was born in 1836, and graduated at Trinity College, Dublin, B.A. 1859, M.A. 1863, where he also gained the Vice-Chancellor's Prize for English Verse in 1855. Taking Holy Orders in 1861, he was Curate of St. Luke's, Leek, Staffordshire; St. Thomas's, Stamford Hill, London; and St. Alban's, Birmingham. Mr. Pollock is a most successful writer of metrical Litanies. His Metrical Litanies for Special Services and General Use, Mowbray, Oxford, 1870, and other compositions of the same kind contributed subsequently to various collections, have greatly enriched modern hymnbooks. To the 1889 Supplemental Hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, Mr. Pollock contributed two hymns, “We are soldiers of Christ, Who is mighty to save… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, whelmed in fears unknown
Author: Thomas Benson Pollock

Tune

GOWER'S LITANY

GOWER'S LITANY comes from John H. Gower's Original Tunes (1890). This serviceable tune works with the text but unfortunately lacks a suitable harmonization (the worst of Gower's chromatic harmony has been removed from the Psalter Hymnal). Try singing the hymn in true litany style: have a soloist or…

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The Lutheran Hymnal #183

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