82b. Saviour, when in dust to Thee

1 Saviour, when in dust to Thee
Low we bow th'adoring knee;
When, repentant, to the skies,
Scarce we lift our weeping eyes;
O, by all Thy pains and woe
Suffered once for man below,
Bending from Thy throne on high,
Hear our solemn litany!

2 By Thy helpless infant years,
By Thy life of want and tears,
By Thy days of sore distress
In the savage wilderness,
By the dread mysterious hour
Of th'insulting tempter's power;,
Turn, O turn, a favoring eye,
Hear our solemn litany!

3 By thine hour of dire despair,
By thine agony of prayer;
By the Cross, the nail, the thorn,
Piercing spear, and torturing scorn;
By the gloom that veiled the skies
O'er the dreadful Sacrifice;
Listen to our humble sigh;
Hear our solemn litany!

4 By Thy deep expiring groan;
By the sad sepulchral stone:
By the vault whose dark abode
Held in vain the rising God;
O, from earth to heaven restored,
Mighty, re-ascended Lord,
Listen, listen to the cry
Of our solemn litany!


Text Information
First Line: Saviour, when in dust to Thee
Author: Robert Grant (1815)
Meter: 7 7, 7 7. D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1917
Topic: The Church Year: Lent: Litany Hymns
Tune Information
Meter: 7 7, 7 7. D.
Key: D Major
Source: Freylinghausen's Gesangbuch, Halle, 1704

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