Scripture Verse

He beheld the city, and wept over it. Luke 19:41

Introduction

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Words: Charles Wes­ley (1707–1788). Cen­to from Short Hymns, 1762, Vol­ume 2, num­ber 378, and We­sley’s post­hu­mous Po­e­ti­cal Works.

Music: Sail­ing Phi­lip P. Bliss, 1871 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss
(1838–1876)

Lyrics

Weeps the Savior o’er His foe,
The vilest of mankind:
Need we arguments to show
His mercy unconfined?
Arguments His heart to prove,
Copious from His eyes they fall;
Every tear demonstrates love,
And love that died for all!

Still the streams of pity run,
And never, never cease,
Still He mourns a soul undone
By its own wickedness:
One who would from Him depart
He doth with His mercy see:
Grieves for me His melting heart,
His Spirit grieves for me!

Jesus, lengthen out my day,
That I Thy grace may know,
Grace which takes the stone away,
And makes the waters flow:
Touch me with Thy sacred grief,
Draw me to Thy wounded side;
Then Thy blood is my relief,
And speaks me justified.

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Titus Breaches the Wall of Jerusalem
David Roberts, 1850