Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hymn for the Weak and Weary

This week's hymn is called "Hymn for the Weak and Weary." I wrote it to fit a Common Meter Double format (8.6.8.6.D), so it could potentially fit any number of tunes. I've presented it below in a slow, thoughtful setting of the famous tune used for "Amazing Grace."






Hymn for the Weak and Weary

From darkened depths I cry to you,
O God of glory bright:
Amid your dazzling, shining host,
Accept my failing light.

“O come, ye weary,” says the Lord,
“Weak and heavy-laden,
O come and rest beneath my yoke,
For all your sins I’ve taken.”

This restful burden of the Lord
I on my shoulders take;
For though I walk a toilsome road,
He’s with me on the way.

          (Refrain)

The one who offers rest to me
Is he on bended knee,
Who knew the sorrows of this world
In dark Gethsemane.

          (Refrain)

He knows my pain and walks with me
The road to Calvary;
Yes, I will bear my cross for him,
For he has died for me!

          (Refrain)


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