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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.

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.

My burden in Thy Passion, Lord, Thou hast borne for me.
For it was my transgression which brought this woe on Thee.
I cast me down before Thee, wrath were my rightful lot;
Have mercy, I implore Thee; Redeemer, spurn me not!

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.

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from Sweet Deliverance - Songs For Lent, released March 5, 2014
Lyrics by St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1153) Music - “Passion Chorale” by Hans Hassler (1601) Public Domain

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The Gathering Church is a group of people who has been gathered (and is being gathered) together by God. Our primary aims are to be present to God in our worship, connected to each other in our relationships, and engaged in loving and serving the world. Welcome to the Gathering Church. ... more

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