78. No Place to Lay His Head

1 O’er the dark wave of Galilee
The gloom of twilight gathers fast,
And on the waters drearily
Descends the fitful evening blast.

Refrain:
Beasts have their lairs,
And birds their downy nests,
But the Son of God
Hath not where to lay His head.

2 The weary bird hath left the air
And sunk into his shelter’d nest;
The wand’ring beast has sought his lair
And laid him down to welcome rest. [Refrain]

3 Still near the lake, with weary tread
Lingers a form of human kind,
And on His lone unshelter’d head
Flows the chill night damp of the wind. [Refrain]

4 Why seeks He not a home of rest?
Why seeks He not a pillow’d bed?
Beasts have their dens, the bird its nest;
He hath not where to lay His head. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: O'er the dark wave of Galilee
Title: No Place to Lay His Head
Author: Harvey Reynolds
Refrain First Line: Beasts have their lairs
Publication Date: 1889
Tune Information
Name: [O'er the dark wave of Galilee]
Composer: Geo. C. Hugg



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