By the cross her station keepingTranslator: Edward Caswall; Author: Jacopone da Todi
Tune: STABAT MATER (Mainz)
Published in 72 hymnals
1 At the cross her station keeping
Stood the mournful mother weeping,
Where He hung, the dying Lord;
For her soul of joy bereavèd,
Bowed with anguish deeply grievèd,
Felt the sharp and piercing sword.
2 Oh, how sad and sore distressèd,
Now was she, that mother blessèd
Of the sole-begotten One;
Deep the woe of her affliction,
When she saw the crucifixion
Of her ever-glorious Son.
3 Who, on Christ's dear mother gazing,
Pierced by anguish so amazing,
Born of woman, would not weep?
Who, on Christ's dear mother thinking,
Such a cup of sorrow drinking,
Would not share her sorrows deep?
4 For His people's sins chastisèd,
She beheld her Son despisèd,
Scourged and crowned with thorns entwined;
Saw Him then from judgment taken,
And in death by all forsaken,
Till His spirit He resigned.
5 Jesu, may her deep devotion
Stir in me the same emotion,
Fount of love, Redeemer kind;
That my heart fresh ardor gaining,
And a purer love attaining,
May with Thee acceptance find.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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|Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #159||At the cross her vigil keeping||Charles Winfred Douglas, 1867-1944||8.8.7||STABAT MATER DOLOROSA||C Major||English||1985|