Weary sinner, keep thine eyes

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1 Weary sinner, keep thine eyes
On th'atoning Sacrifice;
View Him bleeding on the tree,
Pouring out His life for thee;
There thy every sin He bore;
Weeping soul, lament no more.

2 Cast thy guilty soul on Him,
Find Him mighty to redeem:
At His feet thy burden lay,
Look thy doubts and care away:
Now by faith the Son embrace,
Plead His promise, trust His grace.

Amen.

Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #252

Author: Augustus Toplady

Toplady, Augustus Montague, the author of "Rock of Ages," was born at Farnham, Surrey, November 4, 1740. His father was an officer in the British army. His mother was a woman of remarkable piety. He prepared for the university at Westminster School, and subsequently was graduated at Trinity College, Dublin. While on a visit in Ireland in his sixteenth year he was awakened and converted at a service held in a barn in Codymain. The text was Ephesians ii. 13: "But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ." The preacher was an illiterate but warm-hearted layman named Morris. Concerning this experience Toplady wrote: "Strange that I, who had so long sat under the means of grace in England, should b… Go to person page >

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Tune

REDHEAD NO. 76

REDHEAD 76 is named for its composer, who published it as number 76 in his influential Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (1853) as a setting for the hymn text "Rock of Ages." It has been associated with Psalm 51 since the 1912 Psalter, where the tune was named AJALON. The tune is also known as P…

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ALETTA


ELDEN


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Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #317

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Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #252

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Church Book: for the use of Evangelical Lutheran congregations #184

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #496

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #496

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #496

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #496

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #1360

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #277

Sunshine for Sunday Schools #d115

The American Tune Book (Carmina Sacra, enlarged) #d451

The Book of Praise: or, Hymns for Public and Social Worship #d859

The Book of Worship #d556

The Christian Harmony: in the Seven-Syllable Character Note System. Rev. ed. #d380

The Church-Book #d480

The Imperial Harmony #d309

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The Psalmist: a New Collection of Hymns for the Use of the Baptist Churches #427

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book: for the service of song in the house of the Lord #162a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1159

The Tabernacle Chorus #d179

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The Temple Harp #d373

The Victory #d425

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #827

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