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O Jesus, bruised and wounded more

O Jesus, bruised and wounded more

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Published in 27 hymnals

Representative Text

1 O JESUS, bruised and wounded more
Than bursted grape, or bread of wheat,
The Life of life within our souls,
The Cup of our salvation sweet!

2 We come to show Thy dying hour,
Thy streaming vein, Thy broken flesh;
And still the blood is warm to save.
And still the fragrant wounds are fresh.

3 O Heart! that with a double tide
Of blood and water maketh pure,
O Flesh! once offered on the cross,
The gift that makes our pardon sure;

4 Let never more our sinful souls
The anguish of Thy cross renew;
Nor forge again the cruel nails
That pierced Thy victim body through.

5 Come, Bread of heaven, to feed our souls.
And with Thee, Jesus enter in!
Come, Wine of God! and as we drink,
His precious blood wash out our sin!

Source: Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #428

Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

As a small girl, Cecil Frances Humphries (b. Redcross, County Wicklow, Ireland, 1818; Londonderry, Ireland, 1895) wrote poetry in her school's journal. In 1850 she married Rev. William Alexander, who later became the Anglican primate (chief bishop) of Ireland. She showed her concern for disadvantaged people by traveling many miles each day to visit the sick and the poor, providing food, warm clothes, and medical supplies. She and her sister also founded a school for the deaf. Alexander was strongly influenced by the Oxford Movement and by John Keble's Christian Year. Her first book of poetry, Verses for Seasons, was a "Christian Year" for children. She wrote hymns based on the Apostles' Creed, baptism, the Lord's Supper, the Ten Commandment… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Jesus, bruised and wounded more
Author: Cecil Frances Alexander
Copyright: Public Domain


O Jesus bruised and Grounded more. Cecil F. Alexander. [Holy Communion.] Appeared in her work, The Legend of the Golden Prayers and other Poems, 1859, p. 143, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Communion Hymn.” In the Lyra Anglicana, 1865, it was given as Pt. ii. of the hymn "He cometh, on yon hallowed board," Pt. i. being an addition of 6 stanzas to the original hymn. Each of these "Parts" is in common use as a separate hymn, the second part being the more popular of the two.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



Henry Kemble Oliver (b. Beverly, MA, 1800; d. Salem, MA, 1885) composed FEDERAL STREET in 1832, possibly as an imitation of earlier psalm tunes in long meter. He took it to a music class taught by Lowell Mason (who may have contributed to the harmony); Mason (PHH 96) published it in his Boston Acade…

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Instances (1 - 27 of 27)
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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #887

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d654

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Christian Praise #522

Evangelical Lutheran Hymn Book with Tunes #d325

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #420

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymn-book #428

Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d290

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #887

Immanuel Hymnal #d338

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Laudes Domini #972

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Laudes Domini #501

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs #1046

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad794

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Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #b1055

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1055

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1055

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1055

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1055

Songs of Christian Praise with Music #d385

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The Baptist Praise Book #785

The Book of Praise #d557

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The Chapel hymn book, with tunes #377

The Christian Harmony #d87

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d648

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The College Hymnal #244

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The New Laudes Domini #1033

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The Standard Church Hymnal #242

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