My head is low, my heart is sad

My head is low, my heart is sad

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 10 hymnals

Representative Text

1 My head is low, my heart is sad,
My feet with travel torn,
Yet, O my Saviour, thou art glad
To see thy child return.

2 It was thy love that homeward led,
Thine arm that upward stayed;
It is thy hand which on my head
Is now in mercy laid.

3 O Saviour, in this broken heart
Confirm the trembling will,
Which longs to reach thee where thou art,
Rest in thee, and be still.

4 Within that bosom which hath shed
Both tears and blood for me,
O let me hide this aching head,
Once pressed and blessed by thee.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #579

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My head is low, my heart is sad
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Refrain First Line: I'm coming home
Copyright: Public Domain

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African Methodist Episcopal hymn and tune book #176

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #548

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #548

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Hymnal #176

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d711

Love #d43

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Songs of Pilgrimage #405

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The African Methodist Episcopal Hymn and Tune Book #176

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #485

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #579

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