Saviour, When In Dust To Thee   2 comments

Above:  The Right Reverend Keith Whitmore, Assistant Bishop of Atlanta, at the Episcopal Center at The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, April 6, 2011

Image Source = Bill Monk, Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta


Hymn Source = Lutheran Service Book and Hymnal (1958)

Words by Robert Grant (1780-1838), a British Member of Parliament


1.  Saviour, when in dust to thee

Low we bend the 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 the 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, the torturing scorn;

By the gloom that veiled the skies

O’er the dreadful sacrifice;

Listen to our humble cry,

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!

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