Henry Alford Poems
- Sonnet Xci. Passion-Week 1845 Again the solemn season--and ...
- You And I My hand is lonely for your clasping, dear; My ear ...
- Sonnet Xvi. Recollection Of Wo...
- Sonnet Xxvii. Heu Quanto Minus...
- Sonnet Xxxix. To The Wood-Pige...
- A Hymn For Family Worship Saviour of them that trust in ...
- An Easter Ode. The calm of blessed Night Is on Judaea's ...
Henry Alford (October 7, 1810 – January 12, 1871) was an English churchman, theologian, textual critic, scholar, poet, hymnodist, and writer.
Alford was a talented artist, as his picture-book, The Riviera (1870), shows, and he had abundant musical and mechanical talent. Besides editing the works of John Donne, he published several volumes of his own verse, The School of the Heart (1835), The Abbot of Muchelnaye (1841), The Greek Testament. The Four Gospels (1849), and a number of hymns, the best-known of which are "Forward! be our watchword," "Come, ye thankful people, come," and "Ten thousand times ten thousand." He translated the Odyssey, wrote a ... more »
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Sonnet Xci. Passion-Week 1845
Again the solemn season--and again
That bleeding Brow, those wounded Hands and Feet--
Again that piercèd Side my vision meet;
Afresh that holy Form is bowed with pain.
O Thou, the all--sufficing Victim, slain
For man's transgression; by Thy mercy sweet,
From God's right hand of power, Thy glory--seat,
To look upon Thy sorrowing people deign.
Unworthy, Lord, unworthy of Thy name,
Behold Thy sinful Church; by hatred rent,
In the vain world, and not in Thee, content:
Cast us not off, O Lord! in deepest shame,
On bended knees, we utter our lament,
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