Sunday, March 29
Editor’s Note: Sundays during Lent are known as “little Easters” when believers in the risen Christ join for prayer and worship. Today, we pause in preparation for our worship to God through a Lenten hymn or prayer. May these songs and prayers prepare our hearts to receive God’s holy presence and abiding.

When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear
(This four-part round was written by American composer William Billings (1746-1800), based on John 11:35. It was first published in The New England Psalm Singer.)

When Jesus wept, the falling tear
In mercy flowed beyond all bound;
When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
Seized all the guilty world around.

Jesus Wept
by L. Leinbach (From the Moravian Community)

Jesus wept! Our Lord and Savior,
When he was on earth below;
Sympathized and felt for others
In their sorrow, grief and woe.

Jesus wept, what rich compassion!
None appealed to him in vain;
All received his consolations,
E’en the dead arose again.

Jesus wept, amazing wonder!
For the Son of God to be
So affectionate and tender,
To our frail humanity.

Jesus wept! and now, believer,
Whatsoe’er our sorrows be,
He will comfort his beloved
With his love and sympathy.

Jesus wept! O heart so tender!
Heart of love and sympathy!
He will comfort his beloved
Whatsoe’er their sorrows be.

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