Scripture Verse

His visage was so marred more than any man, and His form more than the sons of men. Isaiah 52:14

Introduction

Words: Charles Wes­ley, Short Hymns (Bris­tol, Eng­land: E. Far­ley, 1762), Vol­ume 1, num­ber 1201, alt.

Music: Gött­ing­en, in The Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by George Booth (Lon­don: Pri­mi­tive Me­thod­ist Pub­lish­ing House, 1889), num­ber 1007 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Charles Wesley
(1707–1788)

Lyrics

Was ever grief like Thine,
Jesus, Thou man of woe!
The visage and the form divine,
Why were they mangled so?
That man through Thee restored
God’s image might regain,
And by the sorrows of his Lord,
In joy eternal reign.