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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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 Heaven alone no sin is found,
And there’s no weeping there.