Scripture Verse

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18


Words: John M. Whyte, in The Fin­est of the Wheat, by George D. El­der­kin (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ro­bert R. Mc­Cabe, 1890), num­ber 86.

Music: Car­ra­ra John M. Whyte, 1890 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Whyte (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


Like the music of a fountain
Which a thirsty traveler hears,
Speaks a voice from Calv’ry’s mountain,
I am more than all thy fears.


O ye broken hearts, look upward!
Hear the angel voices calling,
Lift your eyes to Calv’ry’s Jesus,
Broken hearted there for you.

Tho’ thy heart is crushed and broken,
Like a storm tossed ship at sea,
Sinking, dying, Christ hath spoken,
It is I, look unto Me.


Tho’ thy song hath naught but sorrow,
Like a bird’s whose breast is torn,
Fly to Christ, nor wait the morrow,
He hath all thy sorrows borne.


Look away beyond thy sadness,
Up to Jesus turn thy gaze;
Then thy song shall turn to gladness—
Then thy tongue shall sound His praise.