1 Lord Jesu! may Thy grief and pain,
May all Thy tribulation,
For ever in my sight remain,
My constant contemplation.
So whilst I see Thee crucified,
I for Thy sake will sin avoid,
On Thee my thoughts reposing.
2 Lo! to our world of misery
Thou from Thy throne descendest!
Stripes, scorn, disgrace, Thou tak’st on Thee!
Life on the cross Thou endest!
A refuge for our souls to make,
And that our trespass, for Thy sake,
With God may be atonèd.
3 Lord Jesu! may Thy grief and pain—
May all Thy bitter anguish
My refuge be, my soul sustain,
When at the last I languish.
Oh grant that through Thy death I may
In peace conclude life’s sorrowing day:
Bless my departure.
Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns.
--Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >
Author: Tobias Clausnitzer
Clausnitzer, Tobias, born at Thum, near Annaberg, in Saxony, probably on Feb. 5,1619. After studying at various Universities, and finally at Leipzig (where he graduated M.A. in 1643), he was appointed, in 1644, chaplain to a Swedish regiment. In that capacity he preached the thanksgiving sermon in St. Thomas's Church, Leipzig, on "Reminiscere" Sunday, 1645 (ii. Sunday in Lent) on the accession of Christina as Queen of Sweden; as also the thanksgiving sermon at the field service held by command of General Wrangel, at Weiden, in the Upper Palatine, on January 1, 1649, after the conclusion of the Peace of Westphalia. In 1649 he was appointed first pastor at Weiden, and remained there (being also appointed later a member of the Consistory, and… Go to person page >
Display Title: Lord Jesu! May Thy GriefFirst Line: Lord Jesu! may Thy grief and painTune Title: HERR WIE DUAuthor: Arthur T. Russell; Tobias ClausnitzerMeter: 87.87.887Source: Passions-Blume, (Nuremberg, Germany: 1662); Tr.: Psalms and Hymns (Cambridge, England: John Deigthon, 1851)