Scripture Verse

The Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said unto him, Before the cock crow, Thou shalt deny me thrice. Luke 22:61


Peter’s Denial of Christ
Ferdinand von Harrach

Words: Hall­grí­mur Pé­turs­son (1614–1674) (Sæ­lir Eru Trú­a­ðir). Trans­lat­ed from Ice­lan­dic to Eng­lish by Charles V. Pilcher (1879–1961).

Music: Sæ­lir Bo­he­mi­an, 15th Cen­tu­ry (🔊 pdf nwc).

Charles V. Pilcher


And then the Savior turned,
On Peter gazing,
A look divine, and yearned
With love amazing.

Swiftly to Peter’s face
The shame came leaping;
He had denied such grace
And went forth weeping.

Lord Jesus, look on me,
Thy kind face turning;
My soul with agony
Of sin is burning.

The way is long, I find
My weak steps falling:
O turn, to my dark mind
Thy grace recalling.

Oft, oft with contrite eyes
I gaze to Heaven;
Then, at Thy look arise
In tears, forgiven.