O suffering Friend of human kind

O suffering Friend of human kind

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 29 hymnals

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O suffering Friend of human kind!
How, as the fatal hour drew near,
Came thronging on thy holy mind
The images of grief and fear.

Gethsemane’s sad midnight scene,
The faithless friends, the exulting foes,
The thorny crown, the insult keen,
The scourge, the cross, before thee rose.

Did not thy spirit shrink dismayed,
As the dark vision o’er it came;
And though in sinless strength arrayed,
Turn, shuddering, from the death of shame?

Onward, like thee, through scorn and dread,
May we our Father’s call obey,
Steadfast thy path of duty tread,
And rise, through death, to endless day.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #129

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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First Line: O suffering Friend of human kind
Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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0 suffering friend of human kind. Passiontide. The hymn in 4 stanzas of 4 lines appended to Sect. xxxv. on "Peter's confession of Christ," in the Contem¬plations, &c, p. 109. It ranks next in popularity to ”Hail to the Sabbath day." -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #129

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #129

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Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #69

Heart and Voice #d190

Heart and Voice #d192

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d535

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #393

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #397

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #273

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #257

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Hymns of the Church Universal #107

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Hymns of the Spirit #646

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d225

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New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #186

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Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #244

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad826

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #308

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #308

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #308

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #308

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #308

Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d148

The Christian Hymnist #d401

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The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #203

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d321

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