The way is long and dreary, The path is bleak and bare

The way is long and dreary, The path is bleak and bare

Author: Adelaide Anne Procter
Tune: VIA CRUCIS (Dykes)
Published in 29 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The way is long and dreary,
The path is bleak and bare,
Our feet are worn and weary,
But we will not despair.
More heavy was Thy burden,
More desolate Thy way:
O Lamb of God, who takest
The sin of the world away,
Have mercy upon us!

2 The snows lie thick around us
In the dark and gloomy night,
The tempest roars above us,
The stars have hid their light;
But blacker was the darkness
‘Round Calvary’s cross that day:
O Lamb of God, who takest
The sin of the world away,
Have mercy upon us!

3 Our hearts are faint with sorrow,
Heavy and sad to bear;
We dread the bitter morrow,
But we will not despair.
Thou knowest all our anguish,
And Thou wilt bid it cease:
O Lamb of God, who takest
The sin of the world away,
O give to us Thy peace!

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #267

Author: Adelaide Anne Procter

Not to be confused with Adelaide A. Pollard. Adelaide Anne Proctor was born in London, in 1825. Her father, Brian W. Proctor, is well known by his literary nom de guerre of Barry Cornwall. In 1853, Miss Proctor became a contributor to Dickens' "Household Words." Her reputation as a poet was secured by the publication of her first volume of "Legends and Lyrics," in 1858. A second volume was added in 1860. She also published other compositions in poetry and prose. She died in 1864. She was a member of the Roman Catholic Church. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The way is long and dreary, The path is bleak and bare
Author: Adelaide Anne Procter
Refrain First Line: O Lamb of God who takest the sins of the world

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Christ in Song #483

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Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #444

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Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #454

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d739

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Hymns of the Living Church #257

Hymns of the United Church #d389

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Hymns of the United Church #311

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Hymns of Worship and Service #529

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Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #529

Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d332

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In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #419

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On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #50

Our Sunday School Hymnody #d92

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Royal Gems: a new and choice collection of Sunday school songs #112

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d543

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Songs of the Christian Life #281

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Sursum Corda: a book of praise #573

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Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #50

The Alleluia #d223

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The Baptist Church Hymnal: chants and anthems with music #43

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The Christian Hymnal: a selection of psalms and hymns with music, for use in public worship #169

The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d605

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The Lutheran Hymnary #267

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The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #140

The Plymouth Hymnal #d525

The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d237

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The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #273

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