O Jesus, Man of sorrows

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1 O Jesus, "Man of Sorrows,"
Sole Son of God, the King!
What language shall I borrow
Thy boundless love to sing?
No mortal words can measure
The burdens thou didst take,
Accepting pain as pleasure,
All for my sinful sake.

2 By thine own kin neglected
By trusted ones denied
By bitter foes rejected,
Thorn-crowned, and crucified
Earth's hatred and affliction
In patience thou didst bear,
Returning benediction
For cross and nail and spear.

3 Had ever love such proving!
Was ever love so priced!
Ah, what is all my loving
Compared with thine, O Christ!
'Tis scarcely worth the gaining
This paltry heart of mine;
And yet for its obtaining
Thou paid'st a price divine.

Source: Laudes Domini: a selection of spiritual songs, ancient and modern for use in the prayer-meeting #170

Author: George S. Dwight

Dwight, George Spring, an American Presbyterian layman, directly descended from President Dwight, of Yale, b. at New York, Dec. 14, 1835, and after a business career died at Summit, N.J., August 28, 1886. His hymn, "0 Jesus, Man of Sorrows," appeared in Laudes Domini for the Sunday School, 1888, and again in New Laudes Domini, 1892. [Rev. L. F. Benson, D.D.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: O Jesus, Man of sorrows
Author: George S. Dwight
Copyright: Public Domain

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Laudes Domini #170

Rosche's Junior Church Choir No.2 #d16

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The New Laudes Domini #421

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