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Treasury of Sacred Song
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CCCCVII

JESUS CRUCIFIED

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Oh come and mourn with me awhile!

See, Mary calls us to her side;

Oh come and let us mourn with her;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

Have we no tears to shed for Him,

While soldiers scoff and Jews deride?

Ah! look how patiently He hangs;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

His Mother cannot reach His Face;

She stands in helplessness beside;

Her heart is martyr'd with her Son's;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

Seven times He spoke, seven words of love,

And all three hours His silence cried

For mercy on the souls of men;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

What was Thy crime, my dearest LORD?

By earth, by heaven, Thou hast been tried,

And guilty found of too much love;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

Death came, and JESUS meekly bow'd;

His falling eyes He strove to guide

With mindful love to Mary's face;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

Oh break, oh break, hard heart of mine!

Thy weak self-love and guilty pride

His Pilate and His Judas were;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

Come, take thy stand beneath the Cross,

And let the Blood from out that Side

Fall gently on thee drop by drop;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

A broken heart, a fount of tears,

Ask, and they will not be denied;

A broken heart Love's cradle is;

JESUS, our Love, is crucified!

O Love of GOD! O Sin of man!

In this dread act your strength is tried;

And victory remains with Love;

For He, our Love, is crucified!

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