Weep not for Him Who onward bears

Weep not for Him Who onward bears. Thomas Benson Pollock* (1836-1896).  This remarkable hymn was dated 1869 by Victoria Carbery* (1917, 1920). According to Maurice Frost* (1962, p. 514) it was part of a longer hymn, published in the Gospeller in 1870. The customary text is the one used in the Supplement (1889) to the Second Edition of A&M. There it had seven stanzas, which provide an unexpected and original interpretation of the events of the Passion of our Lord:  Weep not for Him Who onward bears His Cross to Calvary; He does not ask man’s pitying tears, Who wills for man to die.  The awful sorrow of His Face, The bowing of His Frame, Come not from torture or disgrace; He...

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