O Sacred Head Surrounded (Passion Chorale, Organ, 3 Verses)

O Sacred Head Surrounded : Lyrics

O Sacred head, surrounded
by crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding head, so wounded,
reviled and put to scorn!
Death’s pallid hue comes over you
The glow of life decays,
yet angel hosts adore thee
and tremble as they gaze

I see thy strength and vigor
all fading in the strife,
and death with cruel rigor,
bereaving thee of life;
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesus, all grace supplying,
O turn thy face on me.

In this thy bitter passion,
Good Shepherd, think of me
with thy most sweet compassion,
unworthy though I be:
beneath thy cross abiding
for ever would I rest,
in thy dear love confiding,
and with thy presence blest.

Meter: 76 76 D. Lyricist: Paul Gerhardt (1607 – 1676), translated by Henry Williams Baker (1821 – 1877). Public Domain.

O Sacred Head Surrounded : Recording

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