Instrumentation: Voice, Guitars, Recorders
Time: 4:21
Download: Music (mp3) | Score (png)

1. Tempest-tossed, troubled spirit,
    Doth thou groan beneath thy load?
Fearing thou shalt not inherit
    In the kingdom of thy God?
View thy Saviour on the mountain,
    In temptation’s painful hour;
Tho’ of grace Himself the fountain,
    And the Lord of boundless pow’r.

2. Do thy blooming prospects languish?
    Say’st thou still, “I’m not His child?”
View thy Saviour’s dreadful anguish,
    Famish’d in the gloomy wild.
Not a step in all thy journey,
    Through this gloomy vale of tears,
But thy Lord hath trod before thee,
    And thy way to glory clears.

3. Though through seas of tribulation
    Jesus calls thee here to go,
He hath wrought thy great salvation
    In far deeper seas of wo;
Jesus, though by God anointed,
    Christ, the co-eternal Son,
As by love divine appointed,
    Treads the wine-press all alone.

4. Sinks thy soul in waves of sorrow?
    Pass o’er Kedron’s rolling flood,
Witness there the doleful horror
    Of the suff’ring Son of God;
There the victim groaning, weeping,
    Bears the wrath of God alone,
While his senseless followers sleeping,
    Scarce regard a single groan!

Note: this is actually a combination of the tune for “Sons of Sorrow” combined with the text used on the song below it, “Roby”.

Author: Christian Lyre
Composer: Unknown (treble by Wm. Houser)
Meter: 8s & 7s
Hesperian Harp: Page 341
Songbook of the Conquering Christian (forerunner of Song in the Night): Page 52

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