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IMITATION OF CHRIST IN HIS HUMILIATION




A pilgrim through this lonely world
The blesséd Saviour passed;
A mourner all His life was He,
|:A dying Lamb at last.:|


That tender heart that felt for all,
For all its life-blood gave;
It found on earth no resting-place
|:Save only in the grave.:|


Such was our Lord; and shall we fear
The cross with all its scorn?
Or love a faithless, evil world,
|:That wreathed His brow with thorn?:]


Dead to the world, with Him who died
To win our hearts, our love,
We, risen with our risen Head,
[:In spirit dwell above.:]


No! facing all its frowns or smiles,
Like Him, obedient, still,
We homeward press through storm or calm
|:To Zion’s blesséd hill.:]


By faith His boundless glories there
Our wondering eyes behold;
Those glories which eternal years
|:Shall never all unfold.:]


---Alternative verses---


Such was our Lord; and shall we fear
The cross with all its scorn,
Or court a faithless evil world
|: That wreathed His brow with thorn? :|


No, facing all its frowns or smiles,
Like Him, obedient still,
We homeward press through storm or calm
|: To yon celestial hill. :|

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 6 8 6 extended
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1839
      Bible Refs: Ex 2:22;
      MUSIC
      Name: ORTONVILLE
      Meter: 8 6 8 6 6
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1837
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
        8 6 8 6 (C.M.)
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