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Why, weepest thou and sighest

Why, weepest thou and sighest

Author: William Hunter
Published in 1 hymnal

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1st Voice
1 Why weepest thou and sighest,
Afflicted, weary soul?
If thou on Christ reliest,
His grace will make thee whole.

2d Voice
Oh! I have grieved his Spirit;
My sins are great and high;
Can ever Jesus' merit
Save such a wretch as I?

1st Voice
2 His merit and his power
Can save a world like thee;
He waits this very hour,
To set the captive free.

2d Voice
Oh! could I but go to him,
My suit I would prepare;
My sorrows I would show him,
And plead with earnest pray'r.

1st Voice
3 Take courage, he is near thee,
He now is passing by;
Speak out and let him hear thee;
For pardoning mercy cry.

2d Voice
Oh! I am dumb with sadness,
And blind with unbelief;
Will he not chide my madness?
Will he not mock my grief?

1st Voice
4 Lo! Jesus now invites thee,
"Come, troubled soul, to me;
No other work delights me
Like saving such as thee."

2d Voice
And wilt thou then relieve me?
My blessed Lord, I come:
Thou wilt, thou dost receive me;
My heart shall be thy home.

Source: The Minstrel of Zion: a book of religious songs, accompanied with appropriate music, chiefly original #71

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Why, weepest thou and sighest
Author: William Hunter
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Minstrel of Zion #71

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