Scripture Verse

Thou art near, O Lord. Psalm 119:151


Wolfgang A. Mozart (1756–1791)

Words: Ol­iv­er W. Holmes, Sr., The Pro­fes­sor at the Break­fast Ta­ble 1859.

Music: Mo­zart ar­ranged from Wolf­gang A. Moz­art (1756–1791) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Oliver W. Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)


O Love divine, that stooped to share
Our sharpest pang, our bitterest tear,
On Thee we cast each earth-born care;
We smile at pain while Thou art near!

Though long the weary way we tread,
And sorrow crown each lingering year,
No path we shun, no darkness dread,
Our hearts still whispering, Thou art near!

When drooping pleasure turns to grief,
And trembling faith is changed to fear,
The murmuring wind, the quivering leaf,
Shall softly tell us, Thou art near!

On Thee we fling our burdening woe,
O Love divine, for­ev­er dear!
Content to suffer while we know,
Living and dying, Thou art near!