663. By Thy Birth and by Thy Tears

1. By Thy birth and by Thy tears,
By Thy human griefs and fears,
By Thy conflict in the hour
Of the subtle tempter’s power;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

2. By the tenderness that wept
O’er the grave where Lazarus slept;
By the bitter tears that flowed
Over Salem’ s lost abode,
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

3. By Thy lonely hour of prayer,
By Thy fearful conflict there,
By Thy cross and dying cries,
By the one great sacrifice;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

4. By Thy triumph o’er the grave,
By Thy power the lost to save,
By Thy high, majestic throne,
By the empire all Thine own;
Savior, look with pitying eye;
Savior, help me, or I die.

Text Information
First Line: By Thy birth and by Thy tears
Title: By Thy Birth and by Thy Tears
Author: Robert Grant (1815)
Alterer (with others): Thomas Cotterill
Meter: 77.77.77
Language: English
Source: Christian Observer, 1815 (original title: "Savior, When in Dust to Thee")
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: REDHEAD
Composer: Richard Redhead (1853)
Meter: 77.77.77
Incipit: 11234 43112 32211
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Church Hymn Tunes, Ancient and Modern (London: 1853)
Copyright: Public Domain



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