284. O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

1 O sacred head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
O sacred head, what glory,
what bliss till now was thine;
yet, though despised and gory,
I joy to call thee mine.

2 What thou, my Lord, hast suffered
was all for sinners’ gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
’Tis I deserve thy place;
look on me with Thy favor,
and grant to me thy grace.

3 What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest friend,
for this thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
O make me thine forever;
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love to thee.

Text Information
First Line: O sacred head now wounded
Title: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Author (attributed to): Bernard of Clairvaux, 12th c.
Author: James W. Alexander, 1804-1859
Publication Date: 2003
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Scripture: Romans 5:6; Isaiah 53:3-4; John 19:1-5; Psalm 116:12; Ephesians 2:8-9; Mark 15:20; 2 Corinthians 5:21; Mark 15:17; Romans 8:26; Matthew 27:27-31
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Name: PASSION CHORALE
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler, 1564-1612
Arranger: J. S. Bach, 1685-1750
Meter: 7.6.7.6.D.
Key: a minor or modal
Copyright: Public Domain



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