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The man of sorrows

When to those who sin and suffer

Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Tune: [When to those who sin and suffer]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When to those who sin and suffer,
Jesus came to bring relief,
Lo! he was despised, rejected,
Man of sorrows, full of grief.
While we thought him stricken, smitten,
By the hand of God alone,
He was bearing others' burdens,
Sins and sorrows not his own.

Hallelujah! Swell the chorus,
Praising him, the Crucified;
Oh, believe him, Oh, receive him,
Who for sinners bled and died!

2 He, for our transgressions wounded,
Bruised for our iniquity,
By his chastisement, procured us
Peace and pardon full and free.
We like wayward sheep had wandered
From our Father's fold astray;
Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him,
And on him our sins to lay. [Refrain]

3 He was led a lamb to slaughter,
By his stripes we all are healed;
In his blood our souls find cleansing,
By his death to glory sealed.
Break, my heart, with godly sorrow,
That thy sins such ruin brought;
Break, my heart, with holy rapture,
That his grace thy rescue wrought. [Refrain]

Source: Calvary Songs #56

Author: Arthur T. Pierson

Pierson, Arthur Tappan, D.D., was born in New York city, March 6, 1837, and educated at Hamilton College. He entered the Presbyterian ministry in 1830, and was pastor successively in Binghampton and in Waterford, New York, and Fort Street, Detroit; his last charge being the Bethany Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. (Duffield's English Hymns, 1886, p. 576.) Dr. Pierson's hymns include:— 1. Once I was dead in sin. Praise for Salvation. 2. The Gospel of Thy grace. The Love of God in Christ. 3. To Thee, O God [Lord], we raise. Divine Beneficence. 4. With harps and with viols there stand a great throng. The New Song. Of these hymns, No. 3 is in Hymns and Songs of Praise, N. Y., 1874, and the Laudes Domini, N. Y., 1884;… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When to those who sin and suffer
Title: The man of sorrows
Author: Arthur T. Pierson
Refrain First Line: Hallelujah swell the chorus



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Calvary Songs #56

Calvary Songs for Sunday School & Families. Words ed. #d216

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Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #82

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