135. Lord Jesu, when we stand afar

1 Lord Jesu, when we stand afar
and gaze upon thy holy cross,
in love of thee and scorn of self,
O may we count the world as loss!

2 When we behold thy bleeding wounds,
and the rough way that thou hast trod,
make us to hate the load of sin
that lay so heavy on our God.

3 O holy Lord, uplifted high,
with outstretched arms, in mortal woe,
embracing in thy wondrous love
the sinful world that lies below.

4 Give us an ever-living faith,
go gaze beyond the things we see;
and in the mystery of thy Death
draw us and all men unto thee.

Text Information
First Line: Lord Jesu, when we stand afar
Author: William Walsham How, 1823-1897
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: Hymns for the Church Year: Passion and Holy Week
Notes: A lower setting of ST SEPULCHRE is found at 806
Tune Information
Composer: George Cooper, 1820-1876
Meter: L.M.
Key: E♭ Major

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