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#138 O Christ, What Burdens Bowed Thy Head

(Tune: Substitution)

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Soprano Alto All Parts Tenor Bass


  1. O Christ, what burdens bowed Thy head!
    Our load was laid on Thee;
    Thou stoodest in the sinner's stead
    To bear all ill for me.
    A victim led, Thy blood was shed;
    Now there's no load for me.

  2. Death and the curse were in our cup
    O Christ, 'twas full for Thee!
    But Thou hast drained the last dark drop,
    'Tis empty now for me.
    That bitter cup love drank it up;
    Left but the love for me.

  3. Jehovah lifted up His rod
    O Christ, it fell on Thee!
    Thou wast forsaken of Thy God;
    No distance now for me.
    Thy blood beneath that rod has flowed:
    Thy bruising healeth me.

  4. The tempest's awful voice was heard,
    O Christ, it broke on Thee;
    Thy open bosom was my ward;
    It bore the storm for me.
    Thy form was scarred, Thy visage marred;
    Now cloudless peace for me.

  5. For me, Lord Jesus, Thou hast died,
    And I have died in Thee;
    Thou'rt risen: my bands are all untied;
    And now Thou liv'st in me.
    The Father's face of radiant grace
    Shines now in light on me.