I mused within my heart

I mused within my heart

Translator: John Brownlie
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I mused within my heart,
Sin-stricken and forlorn;
I felt the cruel dart,
By which my heart was torn.

I longed to tell my grief,
Where I could well confide;
But ah, no calm relief
Came to my wounded pride.

I heard a knock without:
A voice in kindness spake,
That banished all my doubt,
And bade my hope awake.

I drew the bolt aside,
Forthwith my Lord came in,
He spake not to deride,
Nor looked to shame my sin.

But at my humble board,
He sat and supped with me,
So gracious is my Lord,
And full of sympathy.

Lord, on Thy lonesome way,
Ne'er pass my humble door,
Come in and sup, I pray,
As Thou didst heretofore.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: I mused within my heart
Translator: John Brownlie
Language: English