The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/Jesus, Refuge of the Weary
|204||Jesus, Refuge of the Weary|
|(STILLA, JA, ALLT MERA STILLA. 8, 7, 8, 7, D.)|
|Jerome Savonarola, 1454-1498||H. Wetterling|
Jesus, Refuge of the weary, Object of the Spirit's love,
Fountain in life's desert dreary, Saviour from the world above:
Oh, how oft thine eyes offended, Gaze upon the sinner's fall!
Yet upon the cross extended, Thou didst bear the pain of all.
Do we pass the cross unheeding, Breathing no repenting vow,
Though we see thee wounded, bleeding, See thy thorn-encircled brow?
Yet thy sinless death has brought us Life eternal, peace, and rest;
Only what thy grace has taught us Calms the sinner's stormy breast.
Jesus, may our hearts be burning, With more fervent love for thee;
May our eyes be ever turning To thy cross of agony;
Till in glory parted never From the blessed Saviour's side,