Mourn, mourn ye saints

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This is an hymn by an unknown author, apparently first published in 1735.

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William Tans'ur (1735)

1. Mourn, mourn ye saints! As if ye see,
Our Savior dear, nailed to the tree!
A bitter death he did endure,
To save the souls of men secure.

2. Oh! how his purple streams did flow!
His blood on man he did bestow:
With hands and feet nailed to the wood,
And pierced side ran down with blood.

3. What wisdom can conceive or know!
What tongue or pen can truly show,
The vast dimensions of his love,
Or show his power in heaven above?

4. To God be praise, and worship done,
For giving us his only Son:
Let's tune our souls, and him adore,
In Hallelujahs, evermore.

 

Andrew Law (1782)

1. Mourn, mourn, ye saints, who once did see
Our Savior dear nailed to the tree:
A bitter death he did endure,
To save the souls of men secure.

2. Oh, how his purple streams did flow!
His blood on man he did bestow;
With hands and feet nailed to the wood,
And pierced side ran down with blood.

3. What wisdom can conceive or know,
What tongue or pen can truly know
The vast dimensions of his love,
Or show his power in heaven above?

4. To God be praise and worship done,
For giving us his only Son;
Let's tune our souls, and him adore
In hallelujahs evermore.

 

Daniel Read (1782)

Mourn, mourn ye saints, who once did see
Our Savior dear nailed to the tree.
A bitter death He did endure,
To save the souls of men secure.

 

William Billings (1806)

Mourn, mourn, ye saints, where-e'er you see,
Your Savior dear nailed to the tree.
A cruel death He did endure,
To save the souls of men secure.

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