Hymn -- Drop, drop, slow tears -- Lyrics
Drop, drop, slow tears,
and bathe those beauteous feet,
which brought from heav’n
the news and Prince of peace.
Cease not, wet eyes,
his mercies to entreat;
to cry for vengeance
sin doth never cease.
In your deep floods
drown all my faults and fears;
nor let his eye
see sin, but through my tears.
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- Tune: Song
- Meter: 10 10
- Composer: Orlando Gibbons (1583 -- 1625)
- Lyricist: Phineas Fletcher (1582- 1650)
- Church Year: Lent, Passiontide, Good Friday
- Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
- Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.