O bleeding heart, look up, behold
He hangs upon a Cross of dread,
Who bore a load of grief untold,
And, crowned with sorrow, bowed the head;
His heart once bled, O bleeding heart;
His hand can soothe thy cruel smart.
He knows thy grief, He knows it well,
The cruel loss, the fearful gloom;
For on His soul an anguish fell,
Among the mourners at the tomb;
His heart with sympathy can bless;
He knows thy sorrow's loneliness.
Bear it to Him, and leave it there,
And dawn shall chase the night away,
And all the shadow of thy care,
Melt as the clouds at opening day;
And gladness born of fearful night,
Rise in thy soul with joyous light.
Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1857, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:—
1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >