1 O the darkness, O the sorrow,
O the misery of sin!
When will dawn the promised morrow
That shall bring deliverance in?
2 One there was ordained to languish,
Guiltless, in Gethsemane;
One there was who died in anguish
Innocent, on Calvary.
3 Jesus was the Burden-bearer,
God's own Son the sacrifice;
Of the griefs of man the Sharer,
Of his soul the Ransom-price.
4 'Tis the Christ, the Ever-living,
By the Comforter still giving
Pardon, holiness, and rest.
5 Can the love so freely given,
Can the blood so freshly shed,
Fail to draw the earth to heaven,
Fail to bring alive its dead?
6 Rise, O children of the Father,
Stand, ye brothers of the Son,
In unyielding ranks together
Till the crown of Christ be won;
7 Till the lands of sin and sorrow,
Darker than the ancient night,
Shall behold the promised morrow
Beam on them with saving light.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
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|The Cyber Hymnal #4769||O the Darkness, O the Sorrow||O the darkness, O the sorrow||CROSS OF JESUS (Stainer)||Thomas MacKellar||87.87|