Thursday, April 9, 2009

I deserve Thy place - Hymn post 4

"He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities." - Isaiah 53:5

"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, vouchsafe 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.

2 comments:

Laura said...

Fernando Ortega sings it most beautifully.

~How I am enjoying these Hymn posts!
A sweet unanticipated addition to the observance of our Lord's passion week.

My soul sings.
{{{* *}}}

Kimberly said...

Jean, I like these Hymn posts, too!