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Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

Text: Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854
Tune:
Geistliche Volkslider, Paderborn, 1850

Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
‘Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, ’tis He,
‘Tis the long expected Prophet,
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;
By His Son God now has spoken:
‘Tis the true and faithful Word.

Tell me, all who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting His distress;
Many hands were raised to wound Him,
None would intervene to save;
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him
Was the stroke that Justice gave.

You who think of sin but lightly
Nor suppose the evil great
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed,
See Who bears the awful load;
‘Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man and Son of God.

Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost;
Christ’s the Rock of our salvation,
His the name of which we boast.
Lamb of God, for sinners wounded,
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.

Available on God Himself Is With Us: the Gospel Proclaimed Through Hymns

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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  1. […] Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted Posted on Friday, April 10th, 2009 in Articles on Hymnody – Comments: (0) Text: Thomas Kelly, 1769-1854Tune: Geistliche Volkslider, Paderborn, 1850Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,See Him dying on the tree!‘Tis the Christ by man rejected;Yes, my soul, ’tis He,‘Tis the long expected Prophet,David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;By His Son God now has spoken:‘Tis the true and faithful Word.Tell me, all who hear Him groaning,Was there ever grief like His? […]

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