"Jesus, Refuge of the Weary"
                       by Girolamo Savonarola, 1454-1498
                    Translated by Jane F. Wilde, 1826-1896
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. Jesus, Refuge of the weary,
        Blest Redeemer, whom we love,
        Fountain in life's desert dreary,
        Savior from the world above,
        Oh, how oft Thine eyes, offended,
        Gaze upon the sinner's fall!
        Yet, upon the cross extended,
        Thou didst bear the pain of all.

        2. Do we pass that cross unheeding,
        Breathing no repentant vow,
        Though we see Thee wounded, bleeding,
        See Thy thorn-encircled brow?
        Yet Thy sinless death hath brought us
        Life eternal, peace, and rest;
        Only what Thy grace hath taught us
        Calms the sinner's stormy breast.

        3. Jesus, may our hearts be burning
        With more fervent love for Thee!
        May our eyes be ever turning
        To Thy cross of agony
        Till in glory, parted never
        From the blessed Savior's side,
        Graven in our hearts forever
        Dwell the cross, the Crucified!

Notes: Hymn #145 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Mark 15:29-30 Author: Girolamo Savonarola, 1563 Translated by: Jane F. Wilde, 1853 Titled: "Giesu sommo conforto" Tune: "O du Liebe" 1st Published in: _Musikalischer Christenschatz" Town: Basel, 1745
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