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O come and look awhile on him

O come and look awhile on him

Author: Frederick W. Faber
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

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

Faber, Frederick William, D.D., son of Mr. T. H. Faber, was born at Calverley Vicarage, Yorkshire, June 28, 1814, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. in 1836. He was for some time a Fellow of University College, in the same University. Taking Holy Orders in 1837, he became Rector of Elton, Huntingdonshire, in 1843, but in 1846 he seceded to the Church of Rome. After residing for some time at St. Wilfrid's, Staffordshire, he went to London in 1849, and established the London "Oratorians," or, "Priests of the Congregation of St. Philip Neri," in King William Street, Strand. In 1854 the Oratory was removed to Brompton. Dr. Faber died Sept. 26, 1863. Before his secession he published several prose works, some of which were… Go to person page >

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First Line: O come and look awhile on him
Author: Frederick W. Faber



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The Song Book of the Salvation Army #121

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