313. Where Cross the Crowded Ways 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 dark with fears,
From paths where hide the lures of greed,
We catch the vision of Thy tears.

3 From tender childhood's helplessness,
From woman's grief, man's burdened toil,
From famished souls, from sorrow's stress,
Thy heart has never known recoil.

4 The cup of water giv'n for Thee
Still holds the freshness of Thy grace;
Yet long these multitudes to see
The sweet compassion of Thy face.

5 O Master, from the mountain-side,
Make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
Among these restless throngs abide,
O tread the city's streets again,

6 Till all Thy children learn Thy love
And follow where Thy feet have trod;
Till, glorious from Thy heav'n above,
Shall come the city of our God!


Text Information
First Line: Where cross the crowded ways of life
Title: Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life
Author: Frank Mason North, 1860-1935
Meter: LM
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Assurance; Justice; Peace (1 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: LM
Key: A Major
Source: Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

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