When Sorrow And Remorse

When sorrow and remorse
Prey at my heart, to Thee
I look, Who on the holy Cross
Was slain for wretched me.

Thy Passion, Lord, inspires
My spirit day by day,
That I from all low dark desires
Have strength to flee away.

Whate’er the burden be,
The cross upon me laid,
Or want or shame, I look to Thee,
Be Thou, O Christ, my Aid.

And let Thy sorrows cheer
My soul when I depart;
Give strength to cast away all fear,
Console, sustain my heart.

Since Thou hast died for me,
Help me to trust Thy grace,
That Thou wilt take me up to Thee,
Where I shall see Thy face.