Scripture Verse

He beheld the city, and wept over it. Luke 19:41

Introduction

Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome, in A Se­lec­tion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors, by John Rip­pon, 1787.

Music: Rhodes Charles W. Jor­dan, 1875 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Jor­dan (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Lyrics

Did Christ o’er sin­ners weep,
And shall our cheeks be dry?
Let floods of pe­ni­ten­tial grief
Burst forth from ev­ery eye.

The Son of God in tears
The won­der­ing an­gels see!
Be thou as­ton­ished, O my soul,
He shed those tears for thee.

He wept that we might weep;
Each sin de­mands a tear;
In Heav’n alone no sin is found,
And there’s no weep­ing there.