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O sacred head, once wounded


    • O sacred head, once wounded, 
    • With grief and pain weighed down, 
    • How scornfully surrounded 
    • With thorns, Thine only crown! 
    • How pale art Thou with anguish, 
    • With sore abuse and scorn! 
    • How does that visage languish, 
    • Which once was bright as morn! 

    • O Lord of life and glory, 
    • What bliss till now was Thine! 
    • I read the wondrous story, 
    • I joy to call Thee mine. 
    • Thy grief and Thy compassion 
    • Were all for sinners' gain; 
    • Mine, mine was the transgression, 
    • But Thine the deadly pain. 

    • What language shall I borrow 
    • To praise Thee, heavenly Friend, 
    • For this, Thy dying sorrow, 
    • Thy pity without end? 
    • Lord, make me Thine for ever, 
    • Nor let me faithless prove; 
    • O let me never, never 
    • Abuse such dying love! 

    • Be near me, Lord, when dying; 
    • O show Thyself to me; 
    • And for my succour flying, 
    • Come, Lord, to set me free: 
    • These eyes, new faith receiving, 
    • From Jesus shall not move; 
    • For he who dies believing, 
    • Dies safely through Thy love. ...

  • Album: English Hymns, Artist: Paulus Gerhardt, Language: English, Viewed: 1238 times