126. "Stricken, smitten and afflicted"

1 "Stricken, smitten and afflicted,"
See him dying on the tree!
'Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, 'tis he! 'tis he!
'Tis the long expected prophet,
David's son, yet David's Lord;
Proofs I see sufficient of it:
'Tis the true and faithful word.

2 Tell me, ye who hear him groaning,
Was there ever grief like his?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting his distress:
Many hands were rais'd to wound him,
None would interpose to save;
But the awful stroke that pierced him
Was the stroke that Justice gave.

3 Ye who think of sin but lightly,
Nor suppose the evil great;
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the sacrifice appointed!
See who bears the awful load;
'Tis the WORD, the Lord's ANOINTED,
Son of man and Son of God.

4 Here we have a firm foundation;
Here's the refuge of the lost:
Christ's the rock of our salvation:
His the name of which we boast:
Lamb of God, for sinners wounded!
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on him their hope have built.

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First Line: "Stricken, smitten and afflicted"
Publication Date: 1832
Meter: L. M.
Scripture: Isaiah 53:4
Topic: "Stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted"; Christ: Sufferings and Death
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