Thursday, April 11, 2019

Beautiful Lent Hymn "O Sacred Head wounded by Crown of piercing thorn" Sung by King's College Choir

"O Sacred Head surrounded By crown of piercing thorn" is one of the most famous hymns from passiontide within the Lenten season. It is generally attributed to St Bernard of Clairvaux as author. The translator: H. W. Baker. This famous tune is known as PASSION CHORALE by (Hassler) - JS Bach.
Lyrics:
1 O sacred head, so wounded
defiled and put to scorn.
O bleeding head, surrounded
so shamed and put to scorn!
What sorrow  comes o'er thee,
the glow of life decays;
yet angel-hosts adore thee,
and tremble as they gaze.
2 Thy comeliness and vigour
is withered up and gone,
and in thy wasted figure
I see death drawing on.
O agony and dying!
O love to sinners free!
Jesu, all grace supplying,
turn thou thy face on me.
3 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.
Image: Stom,_Matthias_-_Christ_Crowned_with_Thorns_-_c._1633-1639 - Google Images

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