Good Friday

O sacred Head, now wounded,

               with grief and shame weighed down,

               now scornfully surrounded

               with thorns, thine only crown:

               how pale thou art with anguish,

               with sore abuse and scorn!

               How does that visage languish

               which once was bright as morn!


What thou, my Lord, has 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,

               vouchsafe to me thy grace.


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 for thee.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. The Mom
    Apr 10, 2009 @ 15:04:54

    I love this hymn. We will be singing it at our 6:30 p.m. service today.


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