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O Son of God, afflicted

O Son of God, afflicted

Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Published in 1 hymnal

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O Son of God, afflicted,
And slain for sinful men,
My soul hath oft’ depicted
What Thou didst suffer then,—
The pain, the grief, the sighing,
The burden of Thy woe,
The cross, the shame, the dying
That filled Thy life below.

Ah, why from heavenly blessing
Didst Thou to earth descend,
And share the woes distressing,
To be the sinner’s Friend?
The angels looked amazéd,
While men untouched beheld
The Christ to souls debaséd,
By love divine impelled.

’Twas love, ’twas love unbounded,
As high as heaven ascends,
As deep as depths unsounded,
And broad as earth extends;
Yea, ’twas a love undying,
That suffered for my sake;—
Lord, may a love replying,
Within my soul awake.

Hymns from the Morningland, 1911

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Son of God, afflicted
Translator: John Brownlie (1911)
Meter: D
Language: English
Publication Date: 1911
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.
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