Scripture Verse

Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? Isaiah 63:1


Words: Ed­ward Mon­ro & Mrs. M. Dear­mer, in The Eng­lish Hym­nal (Lon­don: Ox­ford Un­i­ver­si­ty Press, 1906). This ver­sion is a re­cast of Mon­ro’s In His Own Rai­ment Clad, in A Sup­ple­ment to Hymns Used in the Church of St. John the Ev­an­gel­ist, Leeds (Leeds, Eng­land: E. W. Sharp, 1864).

Music: Bridg­wa­ter, adapt­ed from an Eng­lish tra­di­tion­al tune (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

  • Langport, Eng­lish tra­di­tion­al tune (🔊 pdf nwc)

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


See Him in raiment rent,
With His blood dyed:
Women walk sorrowing,
By His side.

Heavy that cross to Him,
Weary the weight:
One who will help Him stands
At the gate.

Multitudes hurrying
Pass on the road:
Simon is sharing with
Him the load.

Who is this traveling
With the curst tree—
This weary prisoner—
Who is He?

Follow to Calvary,
Tread where He trod:
This is the Lord of life—
Son of God.

Is there no loveliness—
You who pass by—
In that lone figure which
Marks the sky?

You who would love Him, stand,
Gaze at His face;
Tarry awhile in your
Worldly race.

As the swift moments fly
Through the blest week,
Jesus, in penitence,
Let us seek.

On the cross lifted up,
Thy face I scan,
Scarred by that agony—
Son of Man.

Thorns form Thy diadem,
Rough wood Thy throne,
To Thee Thy outstretched arms
Draw Thine own.

Nails hold Thy hands and feet,
While on Thy breast
Sinketh Thy bleeding head
Sore oppressed.

Loud is Thy bitter cry,
Rending the night,
As to Thy darkened eyes
Fails the light.

Shadows of midnight fall,
Though it is day;
Friends and disciples stand
Far away.

Loud scoffs the dying thief,
Mocking Thy woe;
Can this my Savior be
Brought so low?

Yes, see the title clear,
Written above,
Jesus of Nazareth,
Name of love!

What, O my Savior dear,
What didst Thou see,
That made Thee suffer and
Die for me?

Child of My grief and pain!
From realms above,
I came to lead thee to
Life and love.

For thee My blood I shed,
For thee I died;
Safe in thy faithfulness
Now abide.

I saw thee wandering,
Weak and at strife;
I am the way for thee,
Truth and life.

Follow My path of pain,
Tread where I trod:
This is the way of peace
Up to God.

O I will follow Thee,
Star of my soul!
Through the great dark I press
To the goal.

Yes, let me know Thy grief,
Carry Thy cross,
Share in Thy sacrifice,
Gain Thy loss.

Daily I’ll prove my love,
Through joy and woe;
Where Thy hands point the way,
There I go.

Lead me on year by year,
Safe to the end,
Jesus, my Lord, my life,
King and friend.