The way is long and dreary

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Lyricist: Adelaide Anne Procter

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1  The way is long and dreary,
The path is bleak and bare;
Our feet are worn and weary,
But we will not despair;
More heavy was Thy burden,
More desolate Thy way,
O Lamb of God, who takest the sins of the world away,
Have mercy upon us, and give us Thy peace.


2  The snows lie thick around us,
In the dark and gloomy night;
And the tempest wails above us,
And the stars have hid their light;
But blacker was the darkness
Round Calvary's Cross that day,
O Lamb of God, who takest the sins of the world away,
Have mercy upon us, and give us Thy peace.


3  Our hearts are faint with sorrow,
Heavy and sad to bear;
For we dread the bitter morrow,
But we will not despair;
Thou knowest all our anguish,
And Thou wilt bid it cease;
O Lamb of God, who takest the sins of the world away,
Have mercy upon us, and give us Thy peace.

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