Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved

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1 [Leader] O God, Father in heaven, have mercy upon us.
Your heart, O God, is grieved, we know,
by ev'ry evil, ev'ry woe;
upon your cross-forsaken Son
Our death is laid, and peace is won.

2 [Leader] O Son of God, redeemer of the world, have mercy upon us.
Your arms extend, O Christ, to save
from sting of death and grasp of grave;
your scars before the Father move
his heart to mercy at such love.

3 [Leader] O God, Holy Spirit, have mercy upon us.
O lavish Giver, come to aid
the children that your word has made.
Now make us grow and help us pray;
bring joy and comfort, come to stay.

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Worship #602

Author: Jiří Tranovský

Jiří Třanovský (Polish: Jerzy Trzanowski, Slovak: Juraj Tranovský, Latin: Georgius Tranoscius) (9 April 1592, Teschen, Silesia – 29 May 1637, Liptovský Sv. Mikuláš, Upper Hungary), was a hymnwriter from the Cieszyn Silesia. He was sometimes called the father of Slovak hymnody and the "Luther of the Slavs." His name is sometimes anglicized to George. Třanovský was born in Teschen, and studied at Guben and Kolberg. In 1607, he was admitted to the University of Wittenberg where Martin Luther had taught less than a century earlier. He traveled in Bohemia and Silesia in 1612 and became a teacher at St. Nicholas Gymnasium in Prague. Later, he became rector of a school in Holešov, Moravia. In 1616 he was ordained a priest in Meziř… Go to person page >

Translator: Jaroslav J. Vajda

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Text Information

First Line: O God, Father in heaven, have mercy upon us
Title: Your Heart, O God, Is Grieved
Author: Jiří Tranovský
Translator: Jaroslav J. Vajda
Meter: Irregular
Language: English
Copyright: © 1970 Concordia Publishing House



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Evangelical Lutheran Worship #602Text
Hymnal Supplement 98 #820
Hymnal Supplement II #66
Lutheran Service Book #945
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