When Jesus Wept

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Two-part choir and piano or organ. An arrangement of the classic canon by William Billings, with additional text from a hymn by Charles William Everest.

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When Jesus wept, the falling tear
In mercy flowed beyond all bound.
When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
Seized all the guilty world around.

"Take up your cross," the Saviour said,
"If you would my disciple be;
Take up your cross with willing heart,
And humbly follow after me.

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Take up your cross, then, in his strength,
And calmly sin's wild deluge brave;
Twill guide you to a better home,
It points to glory o'er the grave.