When Jesus wept, the falling tear
in mercy flowed beyond all bound.
When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
seized all the guilty world around.
|First Line:||When Jesus wept, the falling tear|
|Title:||When Jesus Wept|
|Author:||Perez Morton (1770)|
|Scripture:||Luke 19:41; John 11:35|
|Topic:||Christian Year: Baptism of Jesus; Christian Year: Transfiguration; Jesus Christ: Life1 more...|
|Name:||WHEN JESUS WEPT|
|Composer:||William Billings (1770)|
|Key:||d minor or modal|
|Notes:||*May be sung as a canon.|
Like Paul Revere’s engraving of people singing around a table that formed the frontispiece of the volume where this canon appeared, its music and words (based on John 11:35, 38) were the fruits of the lively cultural scene in Boston during an era of growing colonial unrest.