With kind compassion hear my cry

With kind compassion hear my cry

Author: T. Parnell
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 With kind compassion hear my cry,
O Jesus, Lord of life on high!
And on thy servant's drooping head,
The dews of blessing sweetly shed.

2 Change all my sad complaints to ease,
To cheerful notes of endless praise;
A sense of pardoning favor give,
And raise my mind and bid me live.

3 My fears of danger while I breathe,
My dread of endless hell beneath,
My sense of sorrow for my sin,
To springing comfort change within.

4 Be not to me a judge severe,
For so thy presence who can bear?
But oh, regard my mournful cry,
And look with mercy's gracious eye.

5 Then grant, O Lord, that I may burn
To make my Savior some return,
And be my heart inspired to rise,
On wings of love to yonder skies.

6 Lead me with joy to bear my cross,
Despising every grief and loss,
Since thou despising shame and pain,
Stretched on the bloody cross was slain.

The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the most approved authors, 1799

Author: T. Parnell

Parnell, Thomas, M.A., was b. in Dublin in 1679, entered Trinity College in 1693 (B.A. 1697, M.A. 1700), was ordained D. 1700, P. 1703, became Archdeacon of Clogher 1706, and in 1716 Rector of Finglas, near Dublin. During a visit to England he was taken ill at Chester, where he died in Oct. 1718. His Poems, 1722, and Posthumous Works, 1758, are now remembered, if at all, by his poem “The Hermit." His hymn "Holy Jesus! God of love" (Holy Communion) appeared in 1758 as above, p. 246, and is in The English Hymnal, 1906 [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)  Go to person page >

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First Line: With kind compassion hear my cry
Author: T. Parnell
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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