Weary of earth, and laden with my sinAuthor: S. J. Stone (1866)
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1 Weary of earth, and laden with my sin,
I look to heaven and long to enter in,
But there no evil thing may find a home:
And yet I hear a voice that bids me "Come."
2 So vile I am, how dare I hope to stand
In the pure glory of that holy land?
Before the whiteness of that Throne appear?
Yet there are Hands stretch'd out to draw me near.
3 The while I fain would tread the heavenly way,
Evil is ever with me, day be day;
Yet on mine ears the gracious tidings fall,
"Repent, confess, thou shalt be loosed from all."
4 It is the voice of Jesus that I hear,
His are the Hands stretch'd out to draw me near,
And His the Blood that can for all atone,
And set me faultless there before the Throne.
5 'Twas He Who found me on the deathly wild,
And made me heir of heaven, the Father's child,
And day by day, whereby my soul may live,
Gives me His grace of pardon, and will give.
6 Yea, Thou wilt answer for me, Righteous Lord;
Thine all the merits, mine the great reward;
Thine the sharp thorns, and mine the golden crown,
Mine the life won, and Thine the life laid down.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
|First Line:||Weary of earth, and laden with my sin|
|Author:||S. J. Stone (1866)|
Weary of earth, and laden with my Sin. S. J. Stone. [Lent.] Written in 1866, and 1st published in the same year in his Lyra Fidelium, p. 44, in 8 stanza of 4 1. It is based on Art. 10 of the Apostles' Creed, "The Forgiveness of Sins," and was written, originally, for a parochial mission. In 1868 Mr. Stone revised it for the Appendix to Hymns Ancient & Modern. From H ymns Ancient & Modern it has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America. It is one of the most tender and plaintive of Mr. Stone's hymns. In the American Laudes Domini, 1884, it is divided into two parts, pt. i. being stanzas i.-v.; and pt. ii. stanza vi.-viii., altered to "0 Jesus Christ the righteous! live in me."
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 4 of 4)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Small Church Music #3334||Langran (St. Anne)||Weary of earth, and laden with my sin||LANGRAN (ST. ANNE)||S. J. Stone||10.10.10.10|
|Small Church Music #4920||Valor||Weary of earth and laden with my sin||VALOR||S. J. Stone||10.10.10.10|
|Small Church Music #6576||Dalkeith||Weary of earth and laden with my sin||DALKEITH||S. J. Stone||10.10.10.10|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7178||Weary of Earth, and Laden with My Sin||Weary of earth, and laden with my sin||LANGRAN||Samuel J. Stone||10.10.10.10||<cite>Lyra Fidelium</cite>, 1866|