Monday, March 26, 2012

HYMN TIME #4 "Did Christ O'Er Sinners Weep?"

"And when he was come near, he beheld the city, 
and wept over it..." -- LUKE 19:41

This one was written by London Baptist preacher Benjamin Beddome [1717-1795] and first published in the Hymnal A Se­lect­ion of Hymns from the Best Au­thors,  compiled by John Rip­pon, way back in 1787!

I don't know much about Beddome but I am amazed by this beautiful look at the great compassion of Christ. Click on the video file below to hear Doc Watson's moving interpretation from his classic Gospel album ON PRAYING GROUND:

Here are the beautiful verses.  Hope it blesses ya like it did me! :)

Did Christ o’er sinners weep,
And shall our cheeks be dry?
Let floods of penitential grief
Spring forth from every eye.

The Son of God in tears
The blessed angels see:
Those tears were shed for everyone;
They were shed for even me.

He wept that we might weep;
Each sin demands a tear;
In heaven alone no sin is found,
And there’s no weeping there.



Anonymous said...

Great song. Great interpretation and one of my favourite CDs

Albie The Good said...

ANON: Mine too... never get tired of that album... peace:)

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