WHAT MEANS THIS EAGER, ANXIOUS THRONG

1.WHAT means this eager, anxious throng,

Which moves with busy haste along,

These wondrous gatherings day by day?

What means this strange commo¬tion, pray?

In accents hushed the throng reply:

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.


2.Who is this Jesus? Why should

He The city move so mightily? 

A passing stranger, has He skill 

To move the multitude at will? 

Again the stirring tones reply : 

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.


3.Jesus! 'tis He who once below

Man's pathway trod 'mid pain and woe; 

And burdened  ones, where'er He came, 

Brought out their sick, and deaf, and lame : 

The blind rejoiced to hear the cry : 

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.


4.Again He comes! From place to place 

His holy footprints we can trace, 

He pauseth at our threshold—nay, 

He enters—condescends to stay; 

Shall we not gladly raise the cry? 

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.


5.HO! all ye heavy laden, come, 

Here's pardon, comfort, rest, and home; 

Ye wanderers from a Father's face, 

Return, accept His proffered grace; 

Ye  tempted,  ones,  there's  refuge nigh 

Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.


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