Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

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

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 29 of 29)
Page Scan

Christ in Song #483

Page Scan

Christian Praise #444

TextAudioPage Scan

Gloria Deo #454

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d739

Page Scan

Hymns of the Living Church #257

Hymns of the United Church #d389

Page Scan

Hymns of the United Church #311

Page Scan

Hymns of Worship and Service #529

Page Scan

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

Hymns of Worship and Service. College ed. #d332

Page Scan

In Excelsis #419

TextAudioPage Scan

On Joyful Wing #50

Our Sunday School Hymnody #d92

Page Scan

Royal Gems #112

Page Scan

Shook's Song Evangelist #115

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d543

Page Scan

Songs of the Christian Life #281

Page Scan

Sursum Corda #573

Page Scan

Temple Trio #50

The Alleluia #d223

Page Scan

The Baptist Church Hymnal #43

Page Scan

The Christian Hymnal #169

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

TextPage Scan

The Lutheran Hymnary #267

Page Scan

The New Alleluia #140

The Plymouth Hymnal #d525

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

Page Scan

The Public School Hymnal #273

Page Scan

The Sunday School Hymnal #120b

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements