HYMNS ON THE PASSION
which can be used in the congregations during Lent
at the weekly service and on Days of Prayer
according to the custom of each place
[by Thomas Kingo]
[from the Gradual of 1699]
[Translation © Mark
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- THE SEVENTH WEEK IN LENT
- Jesus is led out from the Judgement Hall to Golgotha and carries
- KOMMER I SOM VIL LEDSAGE* 
- tune: Freu dich sehr
- 1 Come now, ye who come to follow
- Jesus even unto death
- Who will take his cross and follow
- Come ye, now and follow with!
- Come ye, now who sorely weep
- Fill your eyes with tears so deep
- Let your eyes with tears be flowing
- Deep to heart the sorrow going.
- 2 See the wicked soldiers tearing
- Purple garment from His back,
- Caring not what pain He's bearing
- Ever worse with each attack!
- His own clothing they return
- That His bloody sores may burn
- All His wounded body aching,
- And His heart with sorrow breaking.
- 3 See them Jesus now forth-leading
- And His cross upon Him throw
- Simon of Cyrene meeting
- Who will with His Saviour go.
- Though he helps unwillingly
- Yet they press him forcefully
- That he bear the cross of Jesus
- And for them do all that pleases.
- 4 And the women also follow
- Full of pain and misery
- And their tears flow forth in sorrow
- Weeping sad and bitterly.
- Jesus on the way to death
- Turns Himself to them and saith
- To the women in their weeping
- This His Word now for their keeping:
- 5 Weep not, now ye dear sad women
- Weep ye not so hard for me
- Soon the victory I am winning
- In My kingdom heavenly!
- Look upon your own distress
- Coming soon you to oppress
- Weep now for your own oppression
- Caused by your own sad transgression.
- 7 But when I shall enter heaven,
- Then your children everywhere
- Great disasters will be given,
- And great pain they too shall bear;
- See them bear God's awful wrath
- Sword and fire and cruel death!
- Only barren ones they're sparing
- From the pain of loss, despairing.
- 8 Jesus, grant that I may ever
- Follow Thee and closely see
- How Thou suffered for me ever
- And were filled with misery
- How they took the purple cloak
- And what fun at Thee they poke
- How Thy pain they are increasing
- When Thee to the cross they're pressing.
- 9 Gladly I will lowly bow me
- Willingly Thy cross to bear
- Help Thee, if they would allow me
- In Thy burden yet to share.
- If my eyes pour forth a flood
- I would weep with tears of blood!
- Since Thou on the cross must suffer
- For my life the price to offer.
- 10 Grant me ever to be yearning
- Burden of Thy cross to bear
- From Thy perfect patience learning
- To be falling from Thee ne'er
- If my sin may bring to me
- Greatest pain and misery
- Thou wilt help me in my sighing,
- In my need and in my dying.
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