Author of the Lyrics
The author of the uplifting
words of the "Jesus Wept" lyrics, Marguerite S. B. Loud (April 17, 1812-November 4, 1889),
was born in Wysox, Pennsylvania, United States and
achieved fame as a hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Jesus Wept", James McGranahan (July 4, 1840-July 9, 1907),
was born in West Fallowfield, Pennsylvania, United States and
became famous as a evangelist, gospel singer, composer and musician.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Jesus Wept
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Marguerite S. B. Loud (April 17, 1812
to November 4, 1889)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: James McGranahan (July 4, 1840 to
July 9, 1907)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Draw near, ye weary, bowed and broken hearted; Ye onward travelers to a peaceful bourne"
First Publication Date:
Jesus Wept Lyrics
Draw near, ye weary, bowed and broken hearted;
Ye onward travelers to a peaceful bourne;
Ye, from whose path the light has all departed;
Ye, who are left in solitude to mourn:
Tho' o'er your spirit has the storm cloud swept,
Sacred are sorrow's tears since "Jesus wept."
The bright and spotless Heir of endless glory,
Wept o'er the woes of those He came to save;
And angels wondered when they heard the story,
That He who conquered death, wept o'er the grave.
For 'twas not when His lonely watch He kept
In dark Gethsemane, that "Jesus wept."
But with the friends He loved, whose hopes had perished,
The Savior stood, while thro' His bosom rushed
A tide of sympathy for those He cherished,
And from His eyes the burning dewdrops gushed:
And bending o'er the tomb where Lazarus slept,
In agony of soul, then "Jesus wept."
Lo! Jesus' pow'r the sleep of death has broken,
And wiped the tear from sorrow's drooping eye:
Look up, ye mourners, hear what He has spoken,
"He that believes on Me shall never die."
Thro' faith and love your spirit shall be kept;
Hope brighter grew on earth when "Jesus wept."