TEAR AFTER TEAR

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TEAR AFTER TEAR

Scripture: Luke 22:44

Key: Gb

Time Signature: 2/4

 

Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)

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1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16


Lyrics

Verse 1: Tear after tear the Lord wept in sorrow While in the garden praying alone. Grieving in anguish He contemplated Death on the cross, my sin to atone.
Verse 2: Curse after curse was shouted by mockers, Placing a crown of thorns on his head. Tho’ He was guiltless, they showed no mercy, Scourging the Lamb of God in my stead.
Verse 3: Blow after blow, the rough nails were pounded, Tearing His flesh with unyielding pain. Beating in time, the brutal percussion Echoed my guilt in haunting refrain.
Verse 4: Drop after drop He poured out His lifeblood. Weaker He grew with each passing breath. Mine were the sins for which He was dying. I was the one deserving of death.
Verse 5: Tear after tear gave way to rejoicing After an angel rolled back the stone. Death could not triumph over the Savior, Nor could the grave deny Him His throne.
Verse 6: Day after day I strive to be like Him. Step after step I follow His ways. Pray’r after pray’r I raise to His glory. Song after song I sing to His praise.

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