O Jesus, sweet the tears I shed

O Jesus, sweet the tears I shed

Author: Ray Palmer
Tune: ALEXANDRIA (Arnold)
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1 O Jesus, sweet the tears I shed,
While at Thy cross I kneel,
Gaze on Thy wounded, fainting head,
And all Thy sorrows feel.

2 My heart dissolves to see Thee bleed,
This heart so hard before;
I hear Thee for the guilty plead,
And grief o’erflows the more.

3 ’Twas for the sinful Thou didst die,
And I a sinner stand;
What love speaks from Thy dying eye,
And from each piercèd hand!

4 I know this cleansing blood of Thine
Was shed, dear Lord, for me;
For me, for all—O grace divine!
Who look by faith to Thee.

5 O Christ of God! O spotless Lamb!
By love my soul is drawn;
Henceforth for ever Thine I am,
Here life and peace are born.

6 In patient hope the cross I’ll bear,
Thine arm shall be my stay;
And Thou, enthroned, my soul shalt spare,
On Thy great judgment day.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10416

Author: Ray Palmer

Palmer, Ray, D.D., son of the Hon. Thomas Palmer, a Judge in Rhode Island, was born at Little Compton, Rhode Island, Nov. 12, 1808. His early life was spent at Boston, where he was for some time clerk in a dry-goods store. At Boston he joined the Park Street Congregational Church, then under the pastoral care of Dr. S. E. Dwight. After spending three years at Phillips Academy, Andover, he entered Yale College, New Haven, where he graduated in 1830. In 1835 he became pastor of the Central Congregational Church, Bath, Maine. During his pastorate there he visited Europe in 1847. In 1850 he was appointed to the First Congregational Church, at Albany, New York, and in 1865 Corresponding Secretary to the American Congregational Union, New York. H… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #10416
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