He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows.@Isaiah 53:3
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Anders C. Rutström (1721-1772)

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).

Min Blodige Konung Anders C. Rutström (1721-1772) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Crucifixion
Gaudenzio Ferrari, 1513

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.