Weary of earth, and laden with my Sin. S. J. Stone. [Lent.] Written in 1866, and 1st published in the same year in his Lyra Fidelium, p. 44, in 8 stanza of 4 1. It is based on Art. 10 of the Apostles' Creed, "The Forgiveness of Sins," and was written, originally, for a parochial mission. In 1868 Mr. Stone revised it for the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern. From H ymns Ancient & Modern it has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America. It is one of the most tender and plaintive of Mr. Stone's hymns. In the American Laudes Domini, 1884, it is divided into two parts, pt. i. being stanzas i.-v.; and pt. ii. stanza vi.-viii., altered to "0 Jesus Christ the righteous! live in me."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)