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The Primitive Methodist Hymnal, 1889097
O Sacred Head, Once WoundedRev. Paul Gerhardt (1607-1676), Translation by Rev. James W. Alexander (1804-1859)

Hymn NumberTuneComposer or SourceMeter
097aSt. ChristopherFrederick C. Maker (1844-1927)7.6.7.6.D.
097bSuccorThomas Wallhead7.6.7.6.D.

1O sacred Head, once wounded,
With grief and shame bowed down,
Now scornfully surrounded
With thorns Thine only crown.
O sacred Head, what glory,
What bliss till now was Thine!
Yes, though despised and gory,
I joy to call Thee mine.
2Thy sinless soul’s oppression
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.
3The joy can ne’er be spoken,
Above all joys beside,
When in Thy body broken
I thus with safety hide.
Lord of my life, desiring,
Thy glory now to see,
Beside Thy cross expiring,
I’d breathe my soul to Thee.
4What 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 for Thee.
5Be near me when I’m dying,
O show Thy cross to me!
And to my succor flying,
Come, Lord, and set me free,
These eyes, new faith receiving,
From Jesus shall not move;
For he, who dies believing,
Dies safely through Thy love.
Exodus12:27That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD's passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
Psalm69:7Because for thy sake I have borne reproach; shame hath covered my face.
Psalm69:19,2019 Thou hast known my reproach, and my shame, and my dishonour: mine adversaries are all before thee. 20 Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.
Isaiah52:14As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
Isaiah53:4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah53:5But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Isaiah59:1,21 Behold, the LORD's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: 2 But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.
Matthew27:27Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
Matthew27:29And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
Matthew27:29,3529 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Matthew27:35And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.
Mark15:17And they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head,
Mark15:30-3530 Save thyself, and come down from the cross. 31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. And they that were crucified with him reviled him. 33 And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.
John1:29The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
John10:11I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John12:32And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.
John19:2And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe,
John19:2-52 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. 4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. 5 Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
John19:5Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man!
John19:35And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe.
Romans5:6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
2 Corinthians5:21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.
Galatians2:20I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Galatians3:13Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Colossians1:20And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.
Titus2:14Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Hebrews2:10For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.
1 Peter3:18For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
1 John3:16Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.