For our transgressions thou wast wounded

For our transgressions thou wast wounded

Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe
Tune: SAXONY (Grimm)
Published in 7 hymnals

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1 For our transgressions you were wounded;
our sins, O Lord, on you were laid;
your suff'rings, O what love unbounded
for guilty ones the debt have paid!
With humble thanks we now adore you;
your cross our glory shall remain;
yet oft ashamed we weep before you,
that we by sin the Lord have slain.

2 O may your love be ever dwelling
within my heart alone enthroned,
all other love but yours expelling,
that love which for my sins atoned;
now Jesus, only, be my treasure,
my joy, my crown while life shall last;
none else on earth shall yield me pleasure,
none else in heav'n, when earth is past.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #340

Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe

Born: February 12, 1758, Fulneck (near Leeds), Yorkshire, England. Died: May 6, 1836, Liverpool, England. La Trobe, Christian Ignatius, eldest son of Benjamin La Trobe, was born at the Moravian Settlement, Fulneck, Leeds, Yorkshire, Feb. 12, 1758, and educated in England and at the Brethren's College, Niesky, Silesia. Taking orders in the Moravian Church, he became in 1784 Secretary to their Society for the Furtherance of the Gospel, and in 1795 Secretary to the Unity of the Brethren in England. He died at Fairfield, near Liverpool, May 6, 1836. He is best known through his Selection of Sacred Music, in six volumes, which appeared in 1806-25. His hymnological contributions consist of a few translations from the German. [George Arthu… Go to person page >

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First Line: For our transgressions thou wast wounded
Author: Christian Ignatius LaTrobe
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