Out of the depths to thee I cry, Whose fainting footsteps trod

Out of the depths to thee I cry, Whose fainting footsteps trod

Author: Elizabeth E. Marcy
Published in 17 hymnals

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1. Out of the depths to Thee I cry,
Whose fainting footsteps trod
The paths of our humanity,
Incarnate Son of God!

2. Thou man of grief, who once apart
Didst all our sorrows bear,
The trembling hand, the fainting heart
The agony, and prayer!

3. Is this the consecrated dower,
Thy chosen ones obtain,
To know Thy resurrection power
Through fellowship of pain?

4. Then, O my soul, in silence wait;
Faint not, O faltering feet;
Press onward to that blest estate,
In righteousness complete.

5. Let faith transcend the passing hour,
The transient pain and strife,
Upraised by an immortal power,
The power of endless life.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5454

Author: Elizabeth E. Marcy

Marcy, Elizabeth Eunice, wife of Oliver Marcy, LL.D., Professor of Natural History in the Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, was born in 1822. Her hymn, "Out of the depths to Thee I cry" (Lent), was contributed to the Methodist Episcopal Hymnal in 1877, and published therein in 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Out of the depths to thee I cry, Whose fainting footsteps trod
Author: Elizabeth E. Marcy
Copyright: Public Domain

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NAOMI (Nägeli)

NAOMI was a melody that Lowell Mason (PHH 96) brought to the United States from Europe and arranged as a hymn tune; the arrangement was first published in the periodical Occasional Psalm and Hymn Tunes (1836). Some scholars have attributed the original melody to Johann G. Nageli (PHH 315), but there…

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