543. Where Cross the Crowded Ways of Life

1 Where cross the crowded ways of life,
where sound the cries of clan and race,
Above the noise of selfish strife,
O Christ, we hear your voice of grace.

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 your tears.

3 From tender childhood's helplessness,
from human grief and burdened toil,
From famished souls, from sorrows' stress,
we know your heart does not recoil.

4 The cup of water given for you
still holds the freshness of your grace;
Yet long these multitudes to view
the deep compassion of your face.

5 O Savior, from the mountainside,
Make haste to heal these hearts of pain;
Among these restless throngs abide,
O tread the city's streets again:

6 Till all shall learn compassion's might,
And follow where your feet have trod,
Till glorious from your realm of light
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 (1903, alt.)
Meter: L.M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Scripture: ;
Topic: Jesus Christ: Presence of; Pain and Suffering; Service (2 more...)
Tune Information
Meter: L.M.
Key: A Major
Source: William Gardiner's Sacred Melodies, 1815

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