Broken Hearts

Like the music of a fountain

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [Like the music of a fountain]
Published in 7 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like the music of a fountain
Which a thirsty trav’ler hears,
Speaks a voice from Calv’ry’s mountain,
“I am more than all thy fears.”

O ye broken hearts, look upward!
Hear the angel voices calling,
Lift your eyes to Calv’ry’s Jesus,
Broken-hearted there for you.

2 Tho’ thy heart is crushed and broken,
Like a storm-tossed ship at sea,
Sinking, dying,—Christ hath spoken,
“It is I, look unto me.” [Refrain]

3 Tho’ thy song hath nought but sorrow,
Like a bird’s whose breast is torn;
Fly to Christ, nor wait the morrow,
He hath all thy sorrows borne. [Refrain]

4 Look away beyond thy sadness,
Up to Jesus turn thy gaze;
Then thy song shall turn to gladness—
Then thy tongue shall sound his praise. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat: hymns new and old, for missionary and revival meetings, and sabbath-schools #86

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like the music of a fountain
Title: Broken Hearts
Author: John M. Whyte
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O ye broken hearts, look upward
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Cyber Hymnal #8731

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