Forsaken once, and thrice denied,
The risen Lord gave pardon free,
Stood once again at Peter's side,
And asked him, "Lov'st thou me?"
How many times with faithless word
Have we denied his holy Name,
How oft forsaken our dear Lord,
land shrunk when trial came!
Saint Peter, when the cock crew clear,
Went out and wept his broken faith;
Strong as a rock through strife and fear,
He served his Lord till death.
How oft his cowardice of heart
We have without his love sincere,
The sin without the sorrow's smart,
The shame without the tear!
O oft forsaken, oft denied,
Forgive our shame, wash out our sin;
Look on us from thy Father's side,
And let that sweet look win.
Hear when we call thee from the deep,
Still walk beside us on the shore,
Give hands to work, and eyes to weep,
And hearts to love thee more.
Forsaken once, and thrice denied. Cecil F. Alexander. [St. Peter.] Contributed to the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875, No. 416, and repeated in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (10)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal, Third Edition #192||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||1919|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #466||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||126.96.36.199||1904|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised #323||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||188.8.131.52||1950|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard Edition #416||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||184.108.40.206||1875|
|Hymns of the Church Universal #110||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Cecil F. Alexander||1890|
|The Book of Common Praise, being the Hymn Book of the Church of England in Canada. Annotated ed. #d161||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Cecil F. Alexander; Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander||1909|
|The Church Hymnal Revised: containing hymns approved and set forth by the general convetions of 1892 and 1916; together with hymns for the use of guilds and brotherhoods, and for special occastions #159||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Cecil F. Alexander; Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander||1920|
|The English Hymnal #227||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||220.127.116.11||1906|
|The Hymnal: as authorized and approved by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1916 #283||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Cecil Frances Alexander||Edwin Drewett||18.104.22.168||ELMHURST||333435231654332||English||1916|
|The Riverdale Hymn Book #215||Forsaken once, and thrice denied||Cecil F. Alexander; Cecil Frances Humphreys Alexander||1912|