Who is this, so weak and helplessAuthor: William Walsham How
Published in 39 hymnals
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1 Who is this so weak and helpless,
child of lowly Hebrew maid,
rudely in a stable sheltered,
coldly in a manger laid?
'Tis the Lord of all creation,
who this wondrous path hath trod;
he is God from everlasting,
and to everlasting God.
2 Who is this - a Man of Sorrows,
walking sadly life's hard way;
homeless, weary, sighing, weeping
over sin and Satan's sway?
'Tis our God, our glorious Saviour,
who beyond our mortal sight
now for us a place prepareth
free from grief and full of light.
3 Who is this - behold him raining
drops of blood upon the ground?
Who is this - despised, rejected,
mocked, insulted, beaten, bound?
'Tis our God, who gifts and graces
on his Church now poureth down;
all his faithful ones empowering
to partake in cross and crown.
4 Who is this that hangeth dying,
while the thieves on either side?
Nails his hands and feet are tearing,
and the spear hath pierced his side.
'Tis the God who ever liveth
'mid the shining ones on high,
in the glorious golden city,
Source: Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #748
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|Title:||Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless|
|Author:||William Walsham How|
Who is this so weak and helpless? Bishop W. W. How. [Life and Death of Jesus.] This very beautiful hymn in the form of question and answer, on the Life and Death of our Blessed Lord, was published in the 1867 Supplement to Morrell and How's Psalms & Hymns, in 4 stanzas of 8 lines. It was revised by Bishop How for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871. It is found in a large number of modern hymnals.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #748||Who is this so weak and helpless||Who is this so weak and helpless||EBENEZER (TON-Y-BOTEL)||William Walsham How, 1823-1897||87 87 D||Isaiah 53:3; John 14:2; John 19:34; Luke 2:7; Luke 12:35; Revelation 21:18||2000||Year A | Easter 5|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #556||Who is this, so weak and helpless||87 87 D||1996|
|Small Church Music #5954||Llansanna||Who is this so weak and helpless||LLANSANNA||William Walsham How||220.127.116.11.D|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7424||Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless?||Who is this so, weak and helpless||EIFIONYDD||William W. How||87.87 D||1867 <cite>Supplement</cite> to Morrell and How's <cite>Psalms and Hymns</cite>|
|The New English Hymnal #474||Who is this so weak and helpless||EBENEZER (TON-Y-BOTEL)||W. Walsham How, 1823-97||87 87 D||1986|
|Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #239||Who Is This, So Weak and Helpless||Who is this, so weak and helpless||EIFIONYDD||William Walsham How, 1823-1897||18.104.22.168.D.||Luke 22:44; John 1:10; Philippians 2:5-8; Philippians 2:8||1990||Jesus Christ | His Life, Ministry, and Obedience; Christ | Conqueror; Christ | Deity of; Christ | Exaltation of; Christ | Man of Sorrows; Christ | Rejected|