356. Where cross the crowded way of life

1 Where cross the crowded ways of life,
where sound the cries of race and clan,
above the noise of selfish strife,
we hear thy voice, O Son of Man.

2 In haunts of wretchedness and need,
on shadowed thresholds fraught with fears,
from paths where hide the lures of greed,
we catch the vision of thy tears.

3 The cup of water given for thee
still holds the freshness of thy grace;
yet long these multitudes to see
the true compassion of thy face.

4 O Master, from the mountainside,
make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
among these restless throngs abide,
O tread the city's streets again:

5 till all the world shall learn thy love,
and follow where thy feet have trod;
till, glorious from thy heaven above,
shall come the city of our God.

Text Information
First Line: Where cross the crowded way of life
Author: Frank Mason North, 1850-1935
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: General Hymns: Church/Fellowship/Mission
Tune Information
Composer: William Gardiner, 1770-1853
Meter: L.M.
Key: B♭ Major
Source: Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, London, 1815

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