1 When the Lord of Love was here,
Happy hearts to Him were dear,
Though His heart was sad;
Worn and lonesome for our sake,
Yet he turned aside to make
All the weary glad.
2 Meek and lowly were His ways,
From His loving grew His praise,
From His giving, prayer;
All the outcast thronged to hear,
All the sorrowful drew near
To enjoy His care.
3 When he walked the fields, He drew
From the flowers and birds and dew
Parables of God;
For within His heart of love
All the soul of man did move,
God had His abode.
4 Lord, be ours Thy power to keep
In the very heart of grief,
And in trial, love;
In our meekness to be wise,
And through sorrows to arise
To our God above.
5 Fill us with Thy deep desire
All the sinful to inspire
With the Father’s life;
Free us from the cares that press
On the heart of worldliness,
From the fret and strife.
Source: The Hymnal #141
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|AGO Founders Hymnal #16||When the Lord of Love Was Here||When the Lord of Love was here||ARMSTRONG||Stopford Augustus Brooks, 1832-1916||2009|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7562||When the Lord of Love Was Here||When the Lord of love was here||ARMSTRONG (Chadwick)||Stopford A. Brooke||77.77.75||<cite>Christian Hymns</cite>, by W. P. Hall & J. Wilbur Chapman (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Hall-Mack Company, 1899)|