8. 7. 8. 7. Double.
Suggested Tune: HELEN
THE WAGES OF MY SIN
Gijsbert V.B., January 2003
"The Bleeding, Dying of My Saviour"
1. 'Twas my sin that caused Thy sorrow,
And that caused Thy soul to shrink;
For my sin the cup was filled,
Full with wrath for Thee to drink.
'Twas my sin that crushing bowed Thee,
On Thy face with cries to God;
For my sin, God's wrath did press Thee,
E'en to sweat great drops of blood.
2. 'Twas my sin that gave the scourging,
That plowed deeply on Thy soul;
For my sin Thy back was smitten,
With blood stripes, that maketh whole.
'Twas my sin that mocking crowned Thee,
And that smote Thee with the reed;
For my sin, the thorns were platted,
Which did cause Thy brow to bleed.
3. 'Twas my sin that piercing nailed Thee,
Bleeding on the cursed tree;
For my sin Thy hands were wounded,
And Thy feet did bleed for me.
'Twas my sin that brought the darkness,
That did fill Thy troubled heart;
For my sin, Thou was forsaken,
When Thy God seemed to depart.
4. 'Twas my sin that humbled deeper,
And that brought Thee down to death;
For my sin Thou didst surrender,
Thy blessed Spirit and Thy breath.
'Twas myself that was the soldier,
And that gave the piercing blow;
For my sin, Thy side was broken,
Blood and water forth did flow.
5. Precious Jesus, oh how lovely,
Art Thou in Thy death to me;
'Tis a wonder most mysterious,
That Thy love should flow to me.
I the one, who caused Thy sorrow,
For to save, Thyself didst die;
When God's wrath my soul condemned,
Thou for sin didst satisfy.
6. When I see Thee wounded, bleeding,
Then I tremble, yet rejoice;
Oh my Saviour, for Thy mercy,
I would e'er lift thankful voice.
Let Thy love now more constrain me,
To devote my all to Thee;
May Thy cross be e'er before me,
Now and through eternity.
7. Oh my Jesus, to Thy people,
Thou didst once stretch forth Thy hands;
On them now, pour out Thy Spirit,
Scattered forth through distant lands.
They shall look on Thee they pierced,
And for Thee they shall mourn;
They shall wash within Thy fountain,
And fore'er Thy crown adorn.
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