Hymn, ‘O Sacred Head Now Wounded’

A reader suggested this last night, so I saved it for this morning: O Sacred Head Now Wounded, by Johann Sebastian Bach.

This was another one we sang in seventh-grade chorus. Let me see if I can remember the words.

O sacred head, now wounded, with grief and shame weighed down

Now scornfully surrounded, with thorns thine only crown

O sacred head, what glory! What bliss till now was thine

Yet tho’ despised and gory, I’d joy to call thee mine…

One comment on “Hymn, ‘O Sacred Head Now Wounded’”

  1. Thank you, Lee. This is such a beautiful hymn. Tissues are needed for so many of them. They stir the spirit. What a blessing to start each day this way

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