Scripture Verse

And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. Luke 22:61

Introduction

Words: Mrs. L. E. Proc­tor, in Fount of Bless­ing, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert G. Sta­ples (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois & Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1880), page 91.

Music: Si­chu­an Ga­bri­el Miesse, 1880 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Proc­tor’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her or Miesse (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Oh, what a world of sadness lay
In our Redeemer’s tearful eye;
It touched a chord in Peter’s heart,
And wrung from him that bitter cry.

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Lord, grant Thy servants perfect faith,
To watch, to wait, and to defy;
The world of scoffers to behold,
And not like them the truth deny.

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Ardent, impulsive; ready e’er
To hear the Lord of earth and sky;
Why in this dark, betrayal hour
Did he his master thus deny?

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O Galilean, honored, loved!
Assailed by Satan in his might;
Why wast thou recreant to thy Lord,
Upon that sad and awful night?

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Tears, bitter tears, befit thee well,
For Christ wept tears of blood for thee;
Wrestled in anguish all the night,
And dolesome was Gethsemane.

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Look! Savior, look upon us now;
Oh, break our stony hearts in twain;
Supremely blest may we love the Lord,
And with Thee soon in triumph reign.

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