Tuesday, April 3, 2007

O Sacred Head Now Wounded

This is one of my favorite hymns, especially leading up to Easter Sunday.

1. O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown:
how pale thou art with anguish,
with sore abuse and scorn!
How does that visage languish
which once was bright as morn!

2. What thou, my Lord, has 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,
vouchsafe 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
outlive my love for thee.

Click on the link below to hear my son, Mac,
play this tune on guitar and mandolin!You have to click on
the picture of the mandolin,
click on recently added, and then on the song title
and press play.


Tina said...

We love to hear Mac play the mandolin...it's so cool! God has blessed him with so many talents:-]

Christie Belle said...

Oh how pretty! Your son is very talented. I love the sound of the mandolin, makes me feel like I'm in the mountains. A very good and pretty hymn too!

Ash said...

How very beautiful, the words are so powerful. Your son is extrememly talented!

Anonymous said...

This hymn is so very precious to my heart, thank you for posting the words. I'll click to listen to your music after my household awakes. Til then I tip-toe w/o sound. :o)

Trella said...

How beautiful!! Your son is so talented. The poem and music brought tears to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing and especially for having your son play for us.

PortraitofPeter said...

Wow, that is amazing and the Mandolin - reminds me of Greece.

Your son played this so beautifully.

Blessings to you all and thank you so much for sharing.

Lori B said...

I agree with everyone else.
Very pretty song.
Your son's playing sounded great.

Karen said...

Just beautiful, Tracy! Such talent!

Candy said...

Very talented. I like this too :)
Thought Id pop by and say Hello :)

Kendra said...

I also love that hymn, and I'm so thankful for a music director who is committed to continuing to sing the great hymns of our faith - so I look forward to singing it on Sunday!
The recording is lovely!

bluemountainmama said...

mac plays wonderfully..... i couldn't figure out how to listen to him on his blog, but he said i could come here and listen, also.

i'm sure you are very proud!

Tracy said...

Thank you, bluemountainmama! Yes, I am!