Thou Man Of Sorrows, Hail!

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1 Thou Man of Sorrows, hail!
Receive my adoration:
On Thee the Father laid
Grief for my consolation.
Thanks for Thy anguish, Lord,
Bonds, stripes endured by Thee;
Thanks, Lord for all Thy grief,
Thy last sad agony!

2 Thy conflict is our crown;
Thy death our life in Heaven;
Lord, by Thy bonds to us
Is endless freedom given.
Thy cross our solace is,
Thy wounds salvation give;
Thy blood our ransom price,
By this we sinners live.

3 O may Thy wounds, we pray,
Be to our sins for healing;
Sustain us at the last,
Hope through Thy death revealing;
O Jesu! grant to us
That, through Thine agony,
Thy sufferings, cross and pain,
We ne’er forsaken be.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9641

Author: Adam Thebesius

Thebesius, Adam, son of Peter Thebes or Phebesius, pastor at Sciffersdorf near Liegnitz in Silesia, was born at Sciffersdorf, Dec. 6, 1596. After studying at the University of Wittenberg (M.A. 1617) he was instituted, on Nov. 24, 1619, as pastor at Mondschütz, near Wohlau, and in 1627 became pastor at Wohlau. Finally, in 1639, he was appointed pastor of Saints Peter and Paul, the principal church in Liegnitz, and in 1642 he also bcame assessor of the consistory. He died at Liegnitz suddenly, after a double stroke of paralysis, on the evening of Dec. 12, 1652. (Koch, iii. 64; S. J. Ehrhardt's Presbyterologie Schlesiens, 1780-89, vol. iv. p. 265, &c.) Thebesius was a diligent, faithful and popular preacher. He was much tried by family affl… Go to person page >

Translator: Arthur T. Russell

Arthur Tozer Russell was born at Northampton, March 20, 1806. He entered S. John's College, Cambridge, in 1824, took the Hulsean Prize in 1825, and was afterwards elected to a scholarship. He was ordained Deacon in 1829, Priest in 1830, and the same year was appointed Vicar of Caxton. In 1852, he was preferred to the vicarage of Whaddon. In 1863, he removed to S. Thomas', Toxteth Park, near Liverpool, and in 1867, to Holy Trinity, Wellington, Salop. He is the editor and author of numerous publications, among them several volumes of hymns. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, 1872.… Go to person page >

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First Line: Thou Man of Sorrows, hail!
Title: Thou Man Of Sorrows, Hail!
French Title: Du Großer Schmerzensmann
Author: Adam Thebesius
Translator: Arthur T. Russell
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



NUN DANKET, named for the incipit of Rinkart's text, has been associated with this text ever since they were published together by Johann Crüger (PHH 42) in his Praxis Pietatis Melica (1647). Like most modern hymnals, the Psalter Hymnal prints the isorhythmic (all equal rhythms) version. The tune w…

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