AGH 163

Verse 1 Alone thou goest forth, O Lord,
In sacrifice to die;
Is this thy sorrow naught to us
Who pass unheeding by?
Verse 2 Our sins, not thine, thou bearest, Lord;
Make us thy sorrow feel,
Till through our pity and our shame
Love answers love's appeal.
Verse 3 This is earth's darkest hour, but thou
Dost light and life restore;
Then let all praise be given thee
Who livest evermore.
Verse 4 Grant us to suffer with thee, Lord,
That, as we share this hour,
Thy cross many bring us to thy joy
And resurrection power.