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O Jesus Christ, when Thou didst dwell

O Jesus Christ, when Thou didst dwell

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Jesus Christ, when Thou didst dwell
On earth with mortals long ago,
The heavy-laden knew Thee well,
And Thou didst heed their cry of woe.

And Thou didst hear the humble prayer
That told the sorrow of the soul;
And to the spirit crushed by care
Thou gav'st the word that made it whole.

The darkened mind with heavenly light
Thou, from Thy presence, didst illume;
And day returning after night,
Dispelled their dismal clouds of gloom.

And eyes with sorrow filled were made
To shine with hope like early morn;
Enduring joys for those that fade,
Thou gav'st their sadness to adorn.

And Thou, O Christ, art still the same,
Time hath not chilled Thy loving heart;
Come then, as Christ in mercy came,
And now, as then, Thyself impart.

We need Thee still; O gracious Lord,
In all our sin, and grief, and pain,
Come then, and let Thy living word
Enrich our needy lives again.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, 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 >

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First Line: O Jesus Christ, when Thou didst dwell
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English
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