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ALL last night while men were sleeping | Hark, He speaketh-.“ Yes, My children,
Lovingly My steps to follow
On the road to Calvary.”
JESUS, JESUS, etc.
See, the Saviour fainteth, falleth :
His dread Cross must Simon bear-
Calvary's Hill at length He reacheth
On the Cross is nailed there.
Yes, the cruel nails are driven
Through the sacred Hands and Feet,
Now the Cross is raised, and JESUS Up and down about the city
Hangs beneath the sun's fierce heat. Thou wert dragged throughout the night;
JESUS, JESUS, etc.
For they know not what they do."
Ah, dear LORD, when we were sinful
What we did we never knew. Sacred flesh with scourging torn,
Make us hate the sins which nailed Thee, How could we, Thy loving children, Leave Thee this Good Friday morn ?
Bleeding, dying, to the Tree,
And when Satan tempts, oh, let us
Think what sin has cost to Thee.
JESUS, JESUS, call Thy loving children Make 'Thee bear it on the way ;
Closer to Thy Side ; Ah, dear LORD, that Thou would'st let us Teach us how to spend Good Friday Help Thee carry it to-day.
With Thee Crucified.
CHALL JESUS tread the path alone, / While I in cold forgetfulness
My selfish ease am taking ?
Oh no, my only thought, etc. The world's vain pleasures sharing ?
Shall JESUS bow His sacred Head
His soul to God commending,
While I for Whom His Blood was shed
Oh no, my only thought, etc. Upon the Cross shall JESUS thirst, LORD, give me grace that I may know His lips all parched and burning,
The depths of Thine affliction, While I refuse to fast and pray,
And teach me to abhor the sin To mirth and feasting turning ?
That caused Thy Crucifixion. Oh no, my only thought, etc.
Then will my thoughts this solemn day
Be all of Jesus dying, Shall Mary stand beside the Cross,
While close beside the Cross I stay, Her heart with anguish breaking,
To Him for mercy crying. Amen.
[Alternalive Tune No. 54.]
LORD, let Thy love prevail
This heart to break;
Pity Thy child so frail,
My memory take:
If on Thy glory ever
My heart is set
Never again, ah! never
Will I forget. Amen.
* Small notes for second verse.