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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889089
Thou Who Didst Stoop BelowMrs. Sarah E. Miles (1807-1877)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
089ElveySir George J. Elvey (1816-1893)

1Thou Who didst stoop below,
To drain the cup of woe,
Wearing the form of frail mortality,
Thy blessèd labors done,
Thy crown of victory won,
Hast from earth passèd to Thy throne on high.
2It was no path of flowers
Which through this world of ours,
Belovèd of the Father, Thou didst tread
And shall we in dismay
Shrink from the narrow way,
When clouds and darkness are around it spread?
3O Thou Who art our life
Be with us through the strife;
Thy holy head by rudest storms was bowed;
Raise Thou our eyes above,
To see a Father’s love
Beam like the bow of promise through the cloud.
4E’en through the awful gloom
Which hovers o’er the tomb,
That light of love our guiding star shall be;
Our spirits shall not dread
The shadowy way to tread,
Friend, Guardian, Savior, which doth lead to Thee.
John14:4And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.
Hebrews6:20Whither the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
1 Peter4:1Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin;