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Jesus of Nazareth passeth by

What means this eager, anxious throng

Author: Etta Campbell
Tune: [What means this eager, anxious throng] (Perkins)
Published in 163 hymnals

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1 What means this eager, anxious throng,
Which moves with busy haste along,
These wondrous gatherings day by day?
What means this strange commotion pray?
In accents hush'd the throng reply:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."
In accents hush'd the throng reply:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."

2 Who is this Jesus, why should He
The city move so mightily?
A passing stranger, has He skill
To move the multitude at will?
Again the stirring notes reply:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."
Again the stirring notes reply:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."

3 Jesus! 'tis He who once below
Man's pathway trod, 'mid pain and woe;
And burdened ones, where'er He came,
Bro't out their sick, and deaf, and lame,
The blind rejoiced to hear the cry:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."
The blind rejoiced to hear the cry:
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by."

4 Again He comes! from place to place
His holy footprints we can trace.
He pauseth at our threshold--nay,
He enters--condescends to stay.
Shall we not gladly raise the cry--
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by?"
Shall we not gladly raise the cry--
"Jesus of Nazareth passeth by?"


Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #163

Author: Etta Campbell

Campbell, Emma F. R. (1830-1919). Her first name is sometimes given as "Etta." She was a school teacher in Morristown, New Jersey. She published a few novels and an anthology, The Hymn "Jesus of Nazareth passeth by" and Its History, and Other Verses (New York: M. E. Munson, 1909). Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What means this eager, anxious throng
Title: Jesus of Nazareth passeth by
Author: Etta Campbell
Refrain First Line: Voices in accents hushed

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #3395
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #5785
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

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Small Church Music #5785Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #3395TextScoreAudio
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