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Alfred H. Miles, ed.  The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century.  1907.
 
Hymns of Faith and Hope.
III. “When the weary, seeking rest”
By Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
 
  WHEN the weary, seeking rest,
      To Thy goodness flee;
  When the heavy-laden cast
      All their load on Thee;
  When the troubled, seeking peace,        5
      On Thy Name shall call;
  When the sinner, seeking life,
      At Thy feet shall fall:
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        10
 
  When the worldling, sick at heart,
      Lifts his soul above;
  When the prodigal looks back
      To His Father’s love;
  When the proud man, in his pride,        15
      Stoops to seek Thy face;
  When the burdened brings his guilt
      To Thy throne of grace;
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        20
 
  When the stranger asks a home,
      All his toils to end;
  When the hungry craveth food,
      And the poor a friend;
  When the sailor on the wave        25
      Bows the fervent knee:
  When the soldier on the field
      Lifts his heart to Thee:
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        30
 
  When the man of toil and care
      In the city crowd;
  When the shepherd on the moor
      Names the name of God;
  When the learnèd and the high,        35
      Tired of earthly fame,
  Upon higher joys intent,
      Name the blessèd Name:
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        40
 
  When the child, with grave fresh lip
      Youth, or maiden fair;
  When the agèd, weak and grey,
      Seek Thy face in prayer;
  When the widow weeps to Thee,        45
      Sad and lone and low;
  When the orphan brings to Thee
      All his orphan-woe:
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry,
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        50
 
  When creation, in her pangs,
      Heaves her heavy groan;
  When Thy Salem’s exiled sons
      Breathe their bitter moan;
  When Thy widowed, weeping Church        55
      Looking for a home,
  Sendeth up her silent sigh—
      “Come, Lord Jesus, come:”
Hear then, in love, O Lord, the cry
In heaven, Thy dwelling-place on high.        60
 
 
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