O the bitter shame and sorrowAuthor: Theodore Monod
Tune: ST. JUDE
Published in 135 hymnals
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1 Oh, the bitter shame and sorrow,
That a time could ever be
When I let the Saviour's pity
Plead in vain, and proudly answered,
"All of self, and none of Thee."
2 Yet He found me; I beheld Him
Bleeding on the accursed tree;
Heard Him pray, "Forgive them Father;"
And my wistful heart said faintly,
"Some of self, and some of Thee."
3 Day by day His tender mercy,
Healing, helping, full and free,
Sweet and strong, and ah! so patient,
Brought me lower while I whispered,
"Less of self, and more of Thee."
4 Higher than the highest heavens,
Deeper than the deepest sea,
Lord, Thy love at last has conquered:
Grant me now my soul's desire,
"None of self, and all of Thee."
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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O the bitter shame and sorrow. T. Monod. [Gratitude.] Mr. J. Thin's annotation of this hymn (the substance of which was derived apparently direct from the author) as given in his Notes of 1887 to the Scottish Presbyterian Hymnal, reads:—
By Rev. Theodore Monod, Paris. Written by him in English during a series of Consecration meetings held at Broadlands, England, in July 1874. Given by the author to Lord Mount-Temple at the close of the meetings, and printed by his lordship on the back of a programme card for another series of similar meetings held at Oxford in October, l874 . . . . The author writes (1887) that he now wishes line 4 of verse 4 to read, ‘Grant me now my supplication.' "
This hymn is given in several collections, including the Hymnal Companion, 1876, where, in the annotated edition, it is accompanied by the following note by Bishop E. H. Bickersteth:—
" This touching hymn by Monod, with the exception of reading ‘petition' for ‘desire' [stanza iv. l. 4] for the measure's sake, is without alteration. In one of the last letters which the Editor received from the late Sir H. W. Baker, he expressed his great regret that it was not included in the revised edition of Hymns Ancient & Modern.”
It is in the Hymns Ancient & Modern Supplement Hymns, 1889.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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