Lamentation

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1 Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes
Were fountains, flowing like the liquid skies;
Then would I give the mighty flood release,
And weep a deluge for the human race!

2 Oh, that in this dark wilderness of woe,
I had some lodging place where I might go
And leave my people, who heed not the Word,
And will not listen to the gracious Lord.

3 They pass along amid the busy throng,
With slander and deceit upon their tongue:
With haughty heads despise the blessèd Word,
And will not know Me, saith the gracious Lord.

4 How Zion mourns because of the great woe,
The Lord shall bring upon my people now:
They to the mountains flee, and weep and wail,
While fire and desolation fill the vale.

5 And death has entered in their homes, and they
Shall see their children die and pass away;
Confounded, and in grief they faint and fall,
While fed by God with wormwood and with gall.

6 But he that understandeth yet may know
That I the Lord will lovingkindness show;
If they will come and trust My holy Word,
I will forgive them, saith the gracious Lord.

7 Then sinner, come, and seek thy Father’s face,
Come and be saved by His redeeming grace;
Come to His loving arms, and He will take you in,
And save you from the power of guilt and sin.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8623

Author: Mary Porter Beegle

Mrs. H. B. Beegle (Mary Porter Loomis) was born on Ju­ly 19, 1818, in Otis­ville, New York. She was the daugh­ter of Si­las Loo­mis, and wife of Hen­ry B. Bee­gle. She died on December 18, 1888 in Ocean Grove, New Jersey. NN, Hymnary editor. Source: http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/b/e/e/beegle_mpl.htm Go to person page >

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First Line: Oh, that my head were waters, and my eyes
Title: Lamentation
Author: Mary Porter Beegle
Source: Ocean Spray (Ocean Grove, NJ, 1876)
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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