O suffering Friend of human kind

O suffering Friend of human kind

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch
Published in 29 hymnals

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O suffering Friend of human kind!
How, as the fatal hour drew near,
Came thronging on thy holy mind
The images of grief and fear.

Gethsemane’s sad midnight scene,
The faithless friends, the exulting foes,
The thorny crown, the insult keen,
The scourge, the cross, before thee rose.

Did not thy spirit shrink dismayed,
As the dark vision o’er it came;
And though in sinless strength arrayed,
Turn, shuddering, from the death of shame?

Onward, like thee, through scorn and dread,
May we our Father’s call obey,
Steadfast thy path of duty tread,
And rise, through death, to endless day.



Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #129

Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

Bulfinch, Stephen Greenleaf, D.D. This Unitarian minister was born at Boston, June 18, 1809, and removed to Washington in 1818, his father being the architect of the Capitol. He graduated at Columbian College and the Cambridge Theological School. In 1831 lie was ordained at Charleston, S.C., as assistant to Dr. Gilman. Subsequently he was pastor at Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Washington, 1838; Nashua, New Hampshire, 1845; Dorchester, Mass., 1852; and "East Cambridge, Mass., 1865. He died at the last place, Oct. 12, 1870. His works include:— (1) Contemplations of the Saviour; A Series of Extracts from the Gospel History, with Reflections and Original and Selected Hymns. Boston, Carter and Hendee, 1832. This has been reprinted in England. (… Go to person page >

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First Line: O suffering Friend of human kind
Author: Stephen Greenleaf Bulfinch

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0 suffering friend of human kind. Passiontide. The hymn in 4 stanzas of 4 lines appended to Sect. xxxv. on "Peter's confession of Christ," in the Contem¬plations, &c, p. 109. It ranks next in popularity to ”Hail to the Sabbath day."

-- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #129Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #129Page Scan
Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship: a collection compiled by a committee of the Cheshire Pastoral Association (11th ed.) #235Page Scan
Good Will Songs: a Compilation of Hymns and Tunes #69Page Scan
Heart and Voice #d190
Heart and Voice #d192
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d535
Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #393Page Scan
Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #397Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #273Page Scan
Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #257Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #107Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #646Page Scan
Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #181Page Scan
Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d225
New Christian Hymn and Tune Book #186Page Scan
Singers and Songs of the Liberal Faith #244Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad826
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #308Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #308Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #308Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #308Page Scan
Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #308Page Scan
Songs of the Unity: a Selection of Lyrics for Public Worhip, with Tunes for Congregational Use #d148
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #157Page Scan
The Christian hymnal: a collection of hymns and tunes for congregational and social worship; in two parts (Rev.) #222Page Scan
The Christian Hymnist #d401
The Psalmody: a collection of hymns for public and social worship #203Page Scan
Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d321



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