Thou Wast Smitten

Wast thou smitten, wast thou smitten

Author: F. G. Burroughs
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Wast thou smitten, wast thou smitten,
O thou dear Christ-Rock, for me?
That my thirst for living waters
Might be quenched by grace so free?

Thou wast smitten, thou was smitten,
O thou dear Christ-rock for me;
By that flow my heart is cleansed,
By thy stripes my soul is free.

2 Wast thou smitten, in earth's desert,
In this wilderness of sin,
That to faith's bright land of promise
We might live to enter in? [Chorus]

3 Wast thou smitten, when we murmured
At the goodness of our God?
Was it for our disobedience
Thou didst feel his chastening rod? [Chorus]

Source: The Silver Trumpet: a collection of new and selected hymns; for use in public worship, revival services, prayer and social meetings, and Sunday schools #146

Author: F. G. Burroughs

F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs. Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >

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First Line: Wast thou smitten, wast thou smitten
Title: Thou Wast Smitten
Author: F. G. Burroughs
Refrain First Line: Thou wast smitten, thou wast smitten
Copyright: Public Domain
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