Sunday, February 8, 2009

O Sacred Head


The following hymn contains some closing words from our sermon today on the agonizing of our Savior in Gethsemane. He told His Father "Not what I will, but what thou wilt." So, it was the Father's will that the cup of wrath would not be removed. So He bore it:


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 Saviour!
'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 for ever;
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
Outlive my love to thee.

8 comments:

Mimi said...

such a beautiful hymn...and may the Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to thee...
such peace this brings to me..
Mimi

HOPE said...

Oh yes indeed. Wonderful post as always Maxine. Thank you for stopping by with the b'day wishes. I have been so blessed and rejoice in so much to share of God's grace.

Just listening today to Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God...and oh the depth of his mercies and patience! Praise the LORD, I took the cup of salvation early.

God bless you friend!
HOPE

Beverly said...

One of my favorite hymns - especially the last verse.

Vicki said...

Hi Maxine! I miss so many of these beautiful hymns. Enjoying your music on the sidebar this early morning, too. Such a blessing! ♥

Lisa said...

Maxine
Thank you for all your encouraging posts. The music is delightful.
Blessings to you.
Lisa

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I love the post, Maxine, and the song, what can I say. How can we ever love the Lord enough for all that He has done for us.

Happy Day, dear friend. connie

Joyfulsister said...

HI Maxine,
It was a blessing see you today when you came to visit I have missed *U* my sistah!!.Thank you for sharing these beautiful words.Words cannot describe the way I want to tell him how I feel about everything he has done and for his gooness and grace, His Love cannot even be compared to anything here on this earth.

Hugz Lorie

inspired said...

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