Title: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded
Composer: Hans Leo Hassler, 1601 Harm. Johann Sebastian Bach, 1729
Author: Attr. Bernard of Clairvaux (1091-1153) Trans. James Waddell Alexander, 1830
Scripture: Isaiah 53:3-5 Matthew 27:27-31 Mark 15:16-20 John 19:1-5
Theme: Holy Week
1. 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. 2. 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, Vouch-safe to me Thy grace. 3. 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 Out-live my love to Thee.