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MY SPIRIT YEARNS O'ER DYING MEN




Arise, my tenderest thoughts, arise,
To torrents melt my streaming eyes;
And thou, my heart, with anguish feel
Those evils which thou canst not heal.


See human nature sunk in shame!
See scandals poured on Jesus’ Name!
The Father wounded through the Son;
The world abused, the soul undone!


See the short course of vain delight,
Closing in everlasting night—
In flames that no abatement know,
Though briny tears forever flow.


My God, I feel the mournful scene!
My bowels yearn o’er dying men!
And fain my pity would reclaim
And snatch the firebrands from the flame.


But feeble my compassion proves,
And can but weep where most it loves;
Thy own all-saving arm employ,
And turn these drops of grief to joy.


My heart with reverence hears thy word
And trembles at thy threatenings, Lord:
I know the wretched, dreadful end
To which their careless steps descend.


---Alternative verses---


Arise, my tender thoughts, arise,
To torrents drown my streaming eyes;
And thou, my heart, with anguish feel
Those evils which thou canst not heal.


See human beings sunk in shame!
See scandals poured on Jesus’ Name!
See God insulted through Son;
The world abused, the soul undone!


But feeble my compassion proves,
And can but weep where most it loves;
Great God, thy saving grace employ,
And turn these drops of grief to joy.


My God, I feel the mournful scene!
My spirit yearn o’er dying men!
And fain my pity would reclaim
And snatch the firebrands from the flame.

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1739
      Bible Refs: Zech 3:2;
      MUSIC
      Name: BROOKFIELD (GIDEON)
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1855
        SCORE PREVIEW
        score
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)

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