"Savior, When in Dust to Thee"
                    by Robert Grant, 1779-1838
                               Text From:
            (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1942)p.130

        1. Savior, when in dust to Thee
        Low we bow the adoring knee,
        When, repentant, to the skies
        Scarce we lift our weeping eyes,
        Oh, 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, and 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,
        Oh, from earth to heaven restored,
        Mighty, reascended Lord,
        Listen, listen, to the cry
        Of our solemn litany!

Notes: Hymn 166 from _The Handbook to the Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Luke 18: 13 Author: Robert Grant, 1815, ab. Tune: Spanish Chan Source: Spanish melody, c. 1600 Arranged by: Benjamin Carr, 1824
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