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SUFFERING AND DEATH




Stretched on the cross, the Savior dies,
Hark! His expiring groans arise;
See, how the sacred crimson tide
Flows from His hands, His feet, His side.


But life attends the deathful sound.
And flows from every bleeding wound;
The vital stream how free it flows,
To save and cleanse his rebel foes!


To suffer in the traitor’s place,
To die for man—surprising grace!
Yet pass rebellious angels by—
O why for man, dear Savior, why?


And didst Thou bleed? for sinners bleed?
And could the sun behold the deed?
No! he withdrew his sickening ray,
And darkness veiled the mourning day.


Can I survey this scene of woe,
Where mingling grief and wonder flow,
And yet my heart unmoved remain,
Insensible to love or pain?


Come, dearest Lord, Thy grace impart,
To warm this cold, this stupid heart,
Till all its powers and passions move,
In melting grief, and ardent love.


---Alternative verses---


Stretched on the cross, the Saviour dies:
Hark! his expiring groans arise:
See, from his hands, his feet, his side,
Descends the sacred crimson tide!


And didst thou bleed-for sinners bleed!
And could the sun behold the deed?
No; he withdrew his cheering ray,
And darkness veiled the mourning day.


Can I survey this scene of woe,
Where mingling grief and mercy flow,
And yet my heart so hard remain
As not to move with love or pain?

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1760
      Bible Refs: Mk 15:29-38; Jn 19:17-18;
      MUSIC
      Name: ZEPHYR
      Meter: 8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
      Writer(s):
        Dates: 1844
        SCORE PREVIEW
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        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
        8 8 8 8 (L.M.)
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