O come and look awhile on him

O come and look awhile on him

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 O come and look awhile on him,
Whom we have pierced, who for us died;
Together let us look and mourn,
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.

2 His willing hands and feet are bound;
His gracious lips with thirst are dried;
His pitying eye is dimmed with woe;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.

3 Shall we refuse to hear him speak?
Dare we the sinless one deride?
Surely on him our sins are laid;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.

4 His cross of shame is all our hope;
The fountain opened in his side
Shall purge our deepest stains away;
Jesus, our Lord, is crucified.

5 O love of God! O son of man!
In this dread act your strength is tried;
And victory remains with love,
For he, our Lord, is crucified.

6 A broken and a contrite heart
To none who ask will be denied;
A broken heart love’s dwelling is,
The temple of the crucified.


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #121

Author: Frederick W. Faber

Raised in the Church of England, Frederick W. Faber (b. Calverly, Yorkshire, England, 1814; d. Kensington, London, England, 1863) came from a Huguenot and strict Calvinistic family background. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and ordained in the Church of England in 1839. Influenced by the teaching of John Henry Newman, Faber followed Newman into the Roman Catholic Church in 1845 and served under Newman's supervision in the Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Because he believed that Roman Catholics should sing hymns like those written by John Newton, Charles Wesley, and William Cowpe, Faber wrote 150 hymns himself. One of his best known, "Faith of Our Fathers," originally had these words in its third stanza: "Faith of Our Fathers! Mary'… Go to person page >

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Author: Frederick W. Faber

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