O Sacred Head
O sacred head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, your only crown.
O sacred head, what glory
and blessing you have known!
Yet, though despised and gory,
I claim you as my own.
My Lord, what you did suffer
was all for sinner’s gain;
mine, mine was the transgression,
but yours the deadly pain.
So here I kneel, my Savior,
for I deserve your place;
look on me with thy favor
and save me by your grace.
What language shall I borrow
to thank you, dearest Friend,
for this, your dying sorrow,
your pity without end?
Lord, make me yours forever,
a loyal servant true,
and let me never, never
outlive my love to you.
“Jesus said, ‘It is finished.’ With that, He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.” John 19:30
‘Til He Shouts!
The poem “O Sacred Head”, is attributed to Paul Gerhardt, 1656
Beautiful! Thank you, Jesus, for the greatest gift you could give us. I pray that we use your grace well.
Wishing you and David a joyous Easter, Adele! He is Risen! Thanks be to God!
Isn’t it a beautiful poem? So glorifying and respectful of the Lord. “O Sacred Head” is one of my favorite hymns. We wish you a joyous Easter, also.
Thank you, Adele.
Easter blessings to you and David.
Gloria and Walt
David and I wish you and Walt a blessed Easter, also, Gloria.
Precious Jesus! ….is so sweet to trust in HIM!
Yes, Shelia. It is sweet to trust in Jesus.
Beautiful. Praise God. Thank you Jesus for your love for us.
Yes, Thank you, Lord for your sacrifice. “O Sacred Head” is one of my favorite hymns.