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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

Full 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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Christ in Song #483Page Scan
Christian Praise: a manual of worship for public, social and private devotion #444Page Scan
Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #454TextAudioPage Scan
Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d739
Hymns of the Living Church #257Page Scan
Hymns of the United Church #d389
Hymns of the United Church #311Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service #529Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service (15th ed.) #529Page Scan
Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d332
In Excelsis: hymns with tunes for Christian worship #419Page Scan
On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #50TextAudioPage Scan
Our Sunday School Hymnody #d92
Royal Gems: a new and choice collection of Sunday school songs #112Page Scan
Shook's Song Evangelist: a new collection of music for Sunday schools, gospel meetings, choirs and private worship #115Page Scan
Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d543
Songs of the Christian Life #281Page Scan
Sursum Corda: a book of praise #573Page Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #50Page Scan
The Alleluia #d223
The Baptist Church Hymnal: chants and anthems with music #43Page Scan
The Christian Hymnal: a selection of psalms and hymns with music, for use in public worship #169Page Scan
The Friends' Hymnal, a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for the Public Worship of the Society #d605
The Lutheran Hymnary #267TextPage Scan
The New Alleluia: a collection of hymns and tunes for the Church School, and the mid-week meeting #140Page Scan
The Plymouth Hymnal #d525
The Public School Hymnal, for the Use of High Schools and Seminaries. New and enl. ed. #d237
The Public School Hymnal: for the use of high schools and seminaries #273Page Scan
The Sunday School Hymnal: a collection of hymns and music for use in Sunday school services and social meetings #120bPage Scan



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