O, What a World of Sadness

O what a world of sadness lay

Author: Mrs. L. E. Proctor
Tune: [O, what a world of sadness lay]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Oh, what a world of sadness lay
In our Redeemer’s tearful eye;
It touched a chord in Peter’s heart,
And wrung from him that bitter cry.

Lord, grant Thy servants perfect faith,
To watch, to wait, and to defy;
The world of scoffers to behold,
And not like them the truth deny.

2 Ardent, impulsive; ready e’er
To hear the Lord of earth and sky;
Why in this dark, betrayal hour
Did he his master thus deny? [Refrain]

3 O Galilean, honored, loved!
Assailed by Satan in his might;
Why wast thou recreant to thy Lord,
Upon that sad and awful night? [Refrain]

4 Tears, bitter tears, befit thee well,
For Christ wept tears of blood for thee;
Wrestled in anguish all the night,
And dolesome was Gethsemane. [Refrain]

5 Look! Savior, look upon us now;
Oh, break our stony hearts in twain;
Supremely blest may we love the Lord,
And with Thee soon in triumph reign. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #13933

Author: Mrs. L. E. Proctor

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Text Information

First Line: O what a world of sadness lay
Title: O, What a World of Sadness
Author: Mrs. L. E. Proctor
Meter: with refrain
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord, grant thy servants perfect faith
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #13933
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The Cyber Hymnal #13933

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