CXXXVI. Why, O my soul, why weepest thou?

1 Why, O my soul, why weepest thou?
Tell me from whence arise
Those briny tears that often flow,
Those groans that pierce the skies?

2 Is sin the cause of thy complaint,
Or the chastising rod?
Dost thou an evil heart lament,
And mourn an absent God?

3 Lord, let me weep for nouht but sin,
And after none but thee,
And then, I would, O that I might!
A constant weeper be!

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First Line: Why, O my soul, why weepest thou?
Publication Date: 1816
Meter: C. M.
Scripture: John 20:13
Language: English
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