Scripture Verse

She began to wet His feet with her tears. Luke 7:38

Introduction

Words: Phi­ne­as Flet­cher, Po­e­ti­cal Mis­cel­la­nies 1633.

Music: Song 46 (Gib­bons) Or­lan­do Gib­bons, 1623 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Fletcher (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Orlando Gibbons
(1583–1625)

Lyrics

Drop, drop, slow tears,
And bathe those beauteous feet,
Which brought from Heav’n
The news and Prince of Peace.

Cease not, wet tears,
His mercies to entreat;
To cry for vengeance:
Sin doth never cease.

In your deep floods
Drown all my faults and fears;
Nor let His eye see
Sin, but through my tears.