Nature, she shows her weeping eyes

Nature, she shows her weeping eyes

Author: Samuel Stennett
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Nature, she shews her weeping eyes,
When e'er a near relation dies;
Her streaming eyes flow down with tears,
Her streaming eyes flow down with tears,
A sad, a mournful face appears.

2 Nature laments the grievous loss,
Repines and mourns beneath the cross!
Because it cannot be resign'd
Because it cannot be resign'd
To God our heav'nly Father's mind.

3 Around the coffin nature stands,
With quiv'ring lips and tremb'ling hands;
With restless eyes surveys the dead,
With restless eyes surveys the dead,
The great destruction death has made.

4 With murm'ring eyes she doth survey
Her fellow lump of mortal clay;
Destroy'd by Death's consuming spear,
Destroy'd by Death's consuming spear,
The King of Nature's dread and fear.

5 Nature is not subject we find
To the Almighty's sacred mind;
She cannot say, Oh sov'reign Son
She cannot say, Oh sov'reign Son
Thy ways are just, thy will be done.

6 We in the spirit are resign'd
To God's all righteous will and mind;
And thus the true believer says,
And thus the true believer says,
"The Lord is just in all his ways."

7 He says "Thy heav'nly will be done,
Thou righteous Lord, eternal Son;
Thou everlasting God and king,
Thou everlasting God and king,
Thy will be done in every thing."



Source: The Delights of Harmony; or, Norfolk Compiler: being a new collection of psalm tunes, hymns and anthems with a variety of set pieces, from the most approved American and European authors... #44b

Author: Samuel Stennett

Samuel Stennett was born at Exeter, in 1727. His father was pastor of a Baptist congregation in that city; afterwards of the Baptist Chapel, Little Wild Street, London. In this latter pastorate the son succeeded the father in 1758. He died in 1795. Dr. Stennett was the author of several doctrinal works, and a few hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Nature, she shows her weeping eyes
Author: Samuel Stennett
Language: English
Notes: The authorship of this text is unclear. The text seems to only be associated with works by Stephen Jenks. The words do not appear in the three volume Works of Samuel Stennett or in the four volume Works of Joseph Stennett. - Dianne Shapiro, based on email received from Barry Johnston
Copyright: Public Domain

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