This Sunday we’re learning a great new song called Man Of Sorrows.
The title might not sound very new for those familiar with old hymns! But it’s more than just a new tune to old words. If anything, the writers have taken great lines and ideas from lots of old hymns and put them together into this one. The effect is a powerful song telling the simple truth of what happened on the cross and then building up to the joy of the resurrection. What better way to start getting ready for Easter?!
Have a listen to the video below and see the lyrics underneath. (For you music-bods, this version is in F but ours will be at a more comfortably lower key of D. Phew!)
Man of sorrows, Lamb of God,
by His own betrayed.
The sin of man and wrath of God
has been on Jesus laid
Silent as He stood accused,
beaten, mocked, and scorned.
Bowing to the Father’s will,
He took a crown of thorns
Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation,
where Your love poured out over me.
Now my soul cries out, “Hallelujah!
Praise and honour unto Thee.”
Sent of heaven, God’s own Son,
to purchase and redeem,
and reconcile the very ones
who nailed Him to that tree.
Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full
by the precious blood that my Jesus spilled.
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me.
Whom the Son sets free, oh is free indeed.
See the stone is rolled away
behold the empty tomb.
Hallelujah, God be praised!
He’s risen from the grave.