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Why that look of sadness

Why that look of sadness

Author: Thomas Hastings
Published in 40 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Why that look of sadness?
Why that downcast eye?
Can no thought of gladness
Lift thy soul on high?

2 O thou heir of heaven,
Think of Jesus' love,
While to thee is given
All his grace to prove.

3 Is thy burdened spirit
Agonized for sin?
Think of Jesus' merit;
He can make thee clean;

4 Think of Calvary's mountain,
Where his blood was spilt;
In that precious fountain
Wash away thy guilt.

5 Set the prize before thee;
Gird thy armor on:
Heir of grace and glory,
Struggle for thy crown.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #711

Author: Thomas Hastings

Hastings, Thomas, MUS. DOC., son of Dr. Seth Hastings, was born at Washington, Lichfield County, Connecticut, October 15, 1784. In 1786, his father moved to Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y. There, amid rough frontier life, his opportunities for education were small; but at an early age he developed a taste for music, and began teaching it in 1806. Seeking a wider field, he went, in 1817, to Troy, then to Albany, and in 1823 to Utica, where he conducted a religious journal, in which he advocated his special views on church music. In 1832 he was called to New York to assume the charge of several Church Choirs, and there his last forty years were spent in great and increasing usefulness and repute. He died at New York, May 15, 1872. His aim was the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Why that look of sadness
Author: Thomas Hastings
Copyright: Public Domain

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Church Chorals and Choir Studies #186

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Church Melodies #636

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Echoes of Paradise #53

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Hallowed Songs #379

Hymns for the Hospital Chapel, Worcester #d246

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1320

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Hymns of the "Jubilee Harp" #a646

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New Melodies of Praise #95

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Oberlin social & sabbath school hymn book #105

Psalmista #d274

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d947

Revival Hymns ... with a Supplement. 2nd ed. #d355

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #105

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Sacred Melodies for Social Worship #236

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #128

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Sacred Songs for Family and Social Worship #143

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Selah #217a

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Selah #217b

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Songs of Pilgrimage #941

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Spicy Breezes #31

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #268

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #268

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #268

The American Hymn and Tune Book #d910

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The Baptist Harp #297

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The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster #117

The Christian Lyre #d498

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #579

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The Christian Songster #46

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The Jubilee Harp #646

The Millennial Harp #d545

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The New York Choralist #235

The Psalmodist #d280

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #711

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The Social and Sabbath School Hymn-Book. (5th ed.) #105

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Zion's Refreshing Showers #7b

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