Scripture Verse

He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows. Isaiah 53:3

Introduction

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Anders C. Rutström
(1721–1772)

Words: Fred­ri­ka E. Falck (1719–1749) (Min Blo­dige Ko­nung). Trans­lat­ed from Swed­ish to Eng­lish by Claude W. Foss in the Hym­nal for Church­es and Sun­day Schools of the Au­gus­ta­na Sy­nod (Rock Is­land, Il­li­nois: Au­gus­ta­na Book Con­cern, 1899).

Music: Min Blo­dige Ko­nung An­ders C. Rut­ström (1721–1772) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Falck (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Rut­ström or Foss, would you ?

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Crucifixion
Gaudenzio Ferrari, 1513

Lyrics

My crucified Savior,
Despised and contemned,
Thou innocent victim
For sinners condemned,
Thy garments are blood-stained,
Thy spirit doth groan,
In agony prostrate,
Thou suff’rest alone.

Thou weepest and moanest
In conflict and prayer,
And writhest in agony,
Pain and despair;
In thirty years’ anguish
Our path Thou hast trod,
And diest at last
To redeem us to God.

Our Savior thus finished
God’s plan with our race,
And laid the foundation
For pardon and grace.
And then rose triumphant,
The conquering Lord,
Appeased the Creator
And mankind restored.

Restored to the bliss
That was lost in the fall,
Yea, greater, for Jesus
Prepared for us all
Eternal salvation
And mansions above;
Come, poor, burdened sinners,
Rejoice in His love.

Yea, come, trembling sinner,
Come just as thou art,
Thy cares and thy sorrows
To Jesus impart;
In Him seek salvation
From death and the grave,
For Jesus is willing
And mighty to save.