Worship in the Modern World

Praising God with the Best of the Past and the Present

Journey through Lent – Day 29

Mark 15:24a
And they crucified him.

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; assist me with 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 forever; and, should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

“O Sacred Head, Now Wounded” by Paul Gerhardt,
based on a Medieval poem ascribed to Bernard of Clairvaux.

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