Jesus wept, those tears are over

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1 Jesus wept! those tears are over,
But His heart is still the same;
Kinsman, friend, and elder brother,
Is His everlasting name.
Savior, who can love like Thee,
Gracious One of Bethany?

2 When the pangs of trial seize me,
When the waves of sorrow roll,
I will lay my head on Jesus,
Refuge of the troubled soul.
Surely, none can feel like Thee,
Weeping One of Bethany!

3 Jesus wept! and still in glory
He can mark each mourner’s tear;
Loving to retrace the story
Of the hearts He solaced here;
Lord, when I am called to die,
Let me think of Bethany.

4 Jesus wept! that tear of sorrow
Is a legacy of love;
Yesterday, today, tomorrow,
He the same doth ever prove.
Thou art all in all to me,
Living One of Bethany.

Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #463

Author: John R. MacDuff

Macduff, John Ross, D.D., second son of Alexander Macduff, of Bonhard, near Perth, was born at Bonhard, May 23, 1818. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he became in 1842 parish minister of Kettins, Forfarshire, in 1849 of St. Madoes, Perthshire, and in 1855 of Sandyford, Glasgow. He received the degree of D.D. from the University of Glasgow in 1862, and about the same time also from the University of New York. He retired from pastoral work in 1871, lived at Chislehurst, Kent and died in 1887. He has published many practical and devotional works which have attained a wide circulation. In 1857 he was appointed by the General Assembly a member of their Hymnal Committee. His 31 hymns appeared in his Altar Stones, 1853, and were als… Go to person page >

Author: J. Calvin Bushey

Born: Sep­tem­ber 8, 1847, Arendts­ville, Penn­syl­van­ia. Died: Oc­to­ber 15, 1929, Pe­or­ia, Il­li­nois. Buried: Holmes­ville, Ohio. Bushey was a sing­ing school teach­er. His works in­clude: The Chor­us Class (East Li­ver­pool, Ohio: Will Thomp­son, 1879) Sparkling Gems, Nos. 1 and 2 (Chi­ca­go, Ill­i­nois: Will L. Thomp­son & Com­pa­ny, 1880) Choral Cli­max (East Li­ver­pool, Ohio: Will Thomp­son, 1886) Magnetic Mel­o­dies (Chi­ca­go, Ill­i­nois: Will L. Thomp­son & Com­pa­ny, 1892) Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus wept, those tears are over
Author: John R. MacDuff
Author: J. Calvin Bushey



The authorship of this tune is not clear, with different editors attributing the tune to different composers (or not naming one at all). See the instances list below for the different attributions. Some editors also describe AUTUMN as "adapted from Psalm xlii in the Genevan Psalter, 1551", referring…

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[Jesus wept! those tears are over] (Bushey)

ST. JOSEPH (Statham)



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