Christ My Song - 924
O Lord, when we the path retrace - The path of Christ
(James George Deck/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
The path of Christ.
"Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light." (Matthew 11,29-30)
2. thy love, by man so sorely tried,
proved stronger than the grave;
the very spear that pierced thy side
drew forth the blood to save;
3. faithful amidst unfaithfulness,
'midst darkness only light,
thou didst thy Father's name confess,
and in his will delight;
4. unmoved by Satan's subtle wiles,
or suffering, shame, and loss,
thy path, uncheered by earthly smiles,
led only to the Cross; –
5. O Lord, with sorrow, and with shame,
we meekly would confess,
how little we, who bear thy name,
thy mind and ways express.
6. Give us thy meek, thy lowly mind;
we fain would like thee be;
and all our rest and pleasure find
in learning, Lord, of thee.
James George Deck, Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1906, 43-44.