Saturday, April 23, 2011

Man of Sorrows

Man of Sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
‘Full atonement!’ can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

Lifted up was He to die;
‘It is finished!’ was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Saviour!

Philip P. Bliss

Thanks to Antony for reminding me of this lovely hymn.

1 comment:

Gwennie40 said...

As soon as I saw the title this hymn started up in my head but I didn't expect it to be what you had posted. This was one of my dad's favourites- he was very musical & loved to sing; in fact he was the "presenter" in several brethren churches- that means the guy who starts the singing (because they didn't believe in having musical instruments in church). My abiding memory if this hymn is of it being sung acapela to a slightly dirge-like, haunting tune which put me off it for many years. With distance comes an appreciation of the beauty of the words & meaning. Thank you for posting it & giving it a new context for me.