- (Posted 2018-12-06) CPDL #52529:
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-12-06). Score information: A4, 1 page, 52 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved. MusicXML source file is in compressed .mxl format.
Title: Near the Cross was Mary weeping
Tune: Near the Cross
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Henry Mills
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: SATB
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 887. 887
Instruments: A cappella
Published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby, Novello
Description: No.172 from Hymn Tunes by Joseph Barnby. The lyrics are a translation of the Stabat Mater.
Original text and translations
1 Near the cross was Mary weeping,
There her mournful station keeping,
Gazing on her dying Son,
There with speechless grief oppressed,
Anguish-stricken, and distressed;
Through her soul the sword had gone.
2 Who upon that Sufferer gazing,
Bowed in sorrow so amazing,
Would not with His mother mourn?
'Twas our sins brought Him from heaven;
These the cruel nails had driven;
All His griefs for us were borne.
3 When no eye its pity gave us,
When there was no arm to save us,
He His love and power displayed;
By His stripes He wrought our healing;
By His death, our life revealing,
He for us the ransom paid.
4 Jesus, may Thy love constrain us
That from sin we may refrain us,
In Thy griefs may deeply grieve.
Thee our best affections giving,
To Thy glory ever living,
May we in Thy glory live.