Earlier this month we introduced an old hymn text set to new music called “Did Christ Over Sinners Weep?” This song helps us to reflect on how deeply Christ is grieved by our sin, and makes us ask ourselves why we tend to not take sin seriously. The fact that Christ is grieved by our sin yet loves us enough to die in our place should cause us to be filled with wonder and amazement. The third verse gives hope by reminding us that for all who repent of sin (experiencing godly grief according to 2 Corinthians 7:10), Christ will one day wipe away every tear as he welcomes us into his eternal kingdom.
Did Christ Over Sinners Weep? 1. Did Christ over sinners weep,
And shall our cheeks be dry? Let floods of penitential grief,
Burst forth from every eye. Chorus:
Behold the Son of God in tears,
The angels wondering see. Hast thou no wonder, O my soul?
He shed those tears for thee! 2. He wept that we might weep,
Might weep over sin and shame. He wept to show His love for us,
And bid us love the same. 3. Then tender be our hearts,
Our eyes in sorrow dim, Til every tear from every eye,
Be wiped away by Him. Music by Blake Mundell,
Words by Henry Lyte
©2012 Little Mountain Music