O sacred head sore wounded (Passion Chorale)

Hymn – O sacred head sore wounded – Lyrics

1. O sacred head, sore wounded,
Defiled and put to scorn;
O kingly head, surrounded
With mocking crown of thorn:
What sorrow mars Thy grandeur?
Can death Thy bloom deflow’r?
O countenance whose splendor
The hosts of heav’en adore!

2. Thy beauty, long desired,
Hath vanished from our sight;
Thy pow’r is all expired,
And quenched the light of light.
Ah me! for whom Thou diest,
Hide not so far Thy grace:
Show me, O Love most highest,
The brightness of Thy face.

3. In Thy most bitter passion
My heart to share doth cry,
With Thee for my salvation
Upon the cross to die.
Ah, keep my heart thus moved
To stand Thy cross beneath,
To mourn Thee, well-beloved,
Yet thank Thee for Thy death.

4. What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
Oh, make me Thine for ever!
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
Outlive my love for Thee.

5. My days are few, O fail not,
With Thine immortal pow’r,
To hold me that I quail not
In death’s most fearful hour;
That I may fight befriended,
And see in my last strife
To me Thine arms extended
Upon the cross of life.

Recording

 
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Details

  • Tune: Passion Chorale
  • Meter: 76 76 D
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Unknown
  • Lyricist: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930) Translated from the German
  • Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1608 – 1676)
  • Usage: Lent, Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin. Certain rights reserved.

All my hope on God is founded (Michael)

Lyrics

All my hope on God is founded;
He doth still my trust renew,
Me through change and chance He guideth,
Only good and only true.
God unknown, He alone
Calls my heart to be His own.

Human pride and earthly glory,
Sword and crown betray His trust;
What with care and toil He buildeth,
Tower and temple fall to dust.
But God’s power, hour by hour,
Is my temple and my tower.

God’s great goodness aye endureth,
Deep His wisdom, passing thought:
Splendour, light and life attend him,
Beauty springeth out of naught.
Evermore, from His store,
Newborn worlds rise and adore.

Still from man to God eternal
Sacrifice of praise be done,
High above all praises praising
For the gift of Christ, His Son.
Christ doth call one and all:
Ye who follow shall not fall.

Recording

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Details

  • Tune: Michael
  • Meter: 87 87 33 7
  • Style: Mid 20th Century
  • Composer: Herbert Howells (1892 – 1983)
  • Lyricist: Joachim Neander (1650 – 1680) German original Translator: Robert Bridges (1844 – 1930)
  • Music © 1969 Novello and Co. Limited
  • Lyrics Copyright Public Domain
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2015 Richard Mark Stephen Irwin (b. 1955).
  • IRSC: UKTU21900013
  • UPC: 5060707370122

Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended (Herzliebster Jesu)

Hymn – Ah, holy Jesu, how hast thou offended – Lyrics

Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that man to judge thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.

Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee.
‘Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee:
I crucified thee.

Lo, the Good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
the slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
for our atonement, while we nothing heedeth,
God intercedeth.

For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life’s oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.

Therefore, kind Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Recordings

 
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Details

  • Tune: Herzliebster Jesu
  • Meter: 11 11 11 5
  • Style: German Reformation
  • Composer: Johann Crüger (1598 – 1662) arranger: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)
  • Lyricist: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930) from Lyricist: Johann Heermann (1585 – 1647) based upon 11th Century Latin meditation
  • Church Year: Lent|Church Year: Passiontide
  • Music and Lyrics Copyright Public Domain.
  • Performance Copyright ℗ 2016 Richard M S Irwin, Certain rights reserved.