Scripture Verse

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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Orlando Gibbons (1583–1625)


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.