Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Though He hath borne our sorrows and our griefs

 Though He hath borne our sorrows and our griefs

In sympathy, and empathy, and grace,

Rejected by the people and their chiefs,

Despised by those who struck Him on the face,

Taking His place beside the poor and weak,

Feeling the sadnesses of the bereaved,

Sharing the toil of those He came to seek,

Knowing the desolations of the grieved,


We thought Jehovah rightly punished Him,

That He was some transgressor of God’s law

On whom God’s righteous retribution broke;

We saw the pierced side, and each nail-pierced limb,

And though munificence of grace we saw

It was indeed for us He bore God’s stroke.

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