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The Lord Turned and Looked Upon Peter

Full Text

Whene'er in act or word,
Slighting Thy warning grace,
Like Peter, I deny Thee, Lord,
Toward me turn Thy face.

Yea, Master, turn and look
On me in love untold:
Cast that same searching glance, which broke
The Apostle's heart of old;

Until with weeping eyes
I gaze toward Thy heaven:
Then, Saviour, speak the word, "Arise!
Arise, restored, forgiven!"

Author: H. Petursson

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Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher

Pilcher, Charles Venn. (Oxford, June 4, 1879--July 4, 1961, Sydney, Australia). Anglican. Grandnephew of Charlotte Elliott. Hertford College, Oxford, B.A., 1902; M.A., 1905; B.D., 1909; D.D., 1921. Curacies at Birmingham, 1903-1905; St. James, Toronto, 1910-1916; taught theology at Auckland Castle, England, 1905-1906, and at Wycliffe College, Toronto, 1916-1936. Elected coadjutor bishop of Sydney, Australia, at the instance of a former Wycliffe colleague, Archbishop Mowll. He composed hymn tunes and other music, and long played bass clarinet in the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Also, he translated and published much devotional material from Iceland, notably Iceland Christian Classics (1950). These side interests, like his hymn writing, merely… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Whene'er in act or word
Title: The Lord Turned and Looked Upon Peter
Author: H. Petursson
Translator: Charles Venn Pilcher
Meter: 6.6.8.6
Language: English
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