1 Weep not Him who onward bears
His cross to Calvary;
He does not ask man's pitying tears,
Who wills for man to die.
2 The awful sorrow of His face,
The bowing of His frame,
Come not from torture of disgrace;
He fears not cross or shame.
3 There is a deeper pang of grief,
An agony unknown,
In which His love finds no relief;
He bears it all alone.
4 He thinks of all for whom His life
Of lowliness and pain,
And weariness and care and strife
Will be, alas, in vain.
5 He sees the souls for whom He dies
Yet clinging to their sin,
And heirs of mansions in the skies
Who will not enter in.
6 Ah! this, my Savior, was the shame
That bowed Thy head so low,
These were the wounds that wracked Thy frame,
And made Thy tears to flow.
7 O may I in Thy sorrow share,
And mourn that sins of mine
Should ever wound with grief or care
That loving heart of Thine.
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
|Instances (7)||First Line||Text Title||Refrain First Line||Authors||Composers||Meter||Scripture||Tune Title||Tune Key||Incipit||Languages||Publication Date|
|Church Hymnal, Third Edition #126||Weep not for him who onward bears||1919|
|Church Hymns with Tunes #143||Weep not for him who onward bears||188.8.131.52||1903|
|Gospel Voices No.3 #d322||Weep not for him who onward bears||It was for me||Thomas Benson Pollock||1902|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition #125||Weep not for him who onward bears||184.108.40.206||1904|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard Edition #495||Weep not for him who onward bears||220.127.116.11||1875|
|Immanuel Hymnal #d534||Weep not for him who onward bears||Thomas Benson Pollock||1929|
|The Hymnal: published by the Authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. #220||Weep not for him who onward bears||Rev. Thomas B. Pollock||1895|