O Sacred Head

O sacred Head, now wounded,with grief and shame weighed down,now scornfully surroundedwith thorns, thine only crown!O sacred Head, what glory,what bliss till now was thine!Yet, though despised and gory,I joy to call thee mine. What thou, my Lord, hast sufferedwas all for sinners’ gain.Mine, mine was the transgression,but thine the deadly pain.Lo, here I fall,Continue reading “O Sacred Head”

A God Not Far

5 For Moses writes about the righteousness that is based on the law, that the person who does the commandments shall live by them. 6 But the righteousness based on faith says, “Do not say in your heart, ‘Who will ascend into heaven?’” (that is, to bring Christ down) 7 “or ‘Who will descend into the abyss?’” (that is, to bring Christ up from the dead). 8 ButContinue reading “A God Not Far”

Sure Rescue

1 As a deer pants for flowing streams,     so pants my soul for you, O God. 2 My soul thirsts for God,     for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God? 3 My tears have been my food     day and night, while they say to me all the day long,     “Where is your God?” 4 These thingsContinue reading “Sure Rescue”