For Us He Became Poor

Over the dark wave of Galilee

Author: William Russell
Published in 42 hymnals

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Representative Text

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]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #78

Author: William Russell

Russell, William, was born in Glasgow in 1798, and educated at the University of Glasgow. Removing from Scotland to America, he was at Savannah in 1817, and subsequently at other places in the United States. He was an active promoter of education, teachers' associations, and kindred objects, and did much to further the cause of education in the States. He was originally a Baptist, but did not hold to close communion. He died at Lancaster, Massachusetts, Aug. 16, 1873. His hymn, "O'er the dark wave of Galilee" (Christ in Solitude), begins with st. iii. of a poem written by him at the request of Dr. Ware, editor of the Unitarian Christian Examiner, and printed therein in 1826. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnolo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the dark wave of Galilee
Title: For Us He Became Poor
Author: William Russell
Copyright: Public Domain

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A Book of Hymns and Tunes #123

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #127

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #127

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A Collection of Hymns, for the Christian Church and Home #179

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #249

Apples of Gold in Pictures of Silver #d189

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #259

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Church Harmonies #297

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Gospel Echoes #13

Harp of Zion #d72

Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home and Services for Congregational Worship. Rev. ed. #d559

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #390

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #384

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #266

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a266

Hymnal of the Evangelical Church. Word ed. #d588

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d329

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #219

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #219

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Hymns for Public Worship #321

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d63

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #251

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #251

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Hymns of the Ages (3rd series) #58

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Hymns of the Church Universal #88

Jubilate Deo, a Book of Hymns and Tunes for Young and Old #d235

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Plymouth Collection #a227

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #227

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Songs of the Church #164

Sunday School Hymn Book #d321

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #227

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The Cyber Hymnal #4785

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The Gospel Psalmist #182

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The Harp #252

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The Harp. 2nd ed. #a252

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The Helper in Sacred Song #78

The Plymouth Hymnal #d409

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The Psalmody #195

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The Sabbath School Melodist #170

The Saints' Harp #d646

The Soldier's Manual of Devotion, or Book of Common Prayer 2d ed. #d66

Unitarian Service Book, and Hymns for Church and Home. Abridged ed. #d341

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