3019. Into the Woods

1. Into the woods my Master went,
Clean forspent, forspent,
Into the woods my Master came,
Forspent with love and shame.
But the olives they were not blind to Him.
The little grey leaves were kind to Him,
The thorn tree had a mind to Him,
When into the woods He came.

2. Out of the woods my Master came
And he was well content;
Out of the woods my Master came,
Content with death and shame.
When death and shame would woo Him last,
From under the trees they drew Him last,
’Twas on a tree they slew Him—last
When out of the woods He came.

Text Information
First Line: Into the woods my Master went
Title: Into the Woods
Author: Sidney C. Lanier (1880)
Meter: irr.
Language: English
Source: Methodist Hymnal, 1905
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Peter Christian Lutkin (1905)
Meter: irr.
Incipit: 55554 34111 32171
Key: e minor
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: The tune was written for these words.

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