When Jesus Wept the Falling Tear

This four-part round was written by American composer William Billings (1746-1800), based on John 11:35. It was first published in The New England Psalm Singer (1770).

With meter 8.8.8.8 the tunes it is set to is called simply WHEN JESUS WEPT.


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Singer- unaccompanied:



Choral performance:



Choir with organ:


Lyrics

When Jesus wept, the falling tear
In mercy flowed beyond all bound;
When Jesus groaned, a trembling fear
Seized all the guilty world around.

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