When wounded sore the stricken soulAuthor: Cecil Frances Alexander (1858)
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1 When wounded sore, the stricken soul
Lies bleeding and unbound,
One only hand, a pierced hand,
Can salve the sinner’s wound,
Can salve the sinner’s wound.
2 When sorrow swells the laden breast,
And tears of anguish flow,
One only heart, a broken heart,
Can feel the sinner’s woe,
Can feel the sinner’s woe.
3 When penitence has wept in vain
Because of some dark spot,
One only stream, a stream of blood,
Can wash away the blot,
Can wash away the blot.
4 ’T is Jesus’ blood that washes white,
This hand that brings relief;
This heart that’s touched with all our joys,
And feeleth for our grief,
And feeleth for our grief.
5 Lift up thy bleeding hand, O Lord,
Unseal that cleansing tide;
We have no shelter from our sin
But in thy wounded side,
But in thy wounded side.
Source: The Christian Hymnary. Bks. 1-4 #167
When wounded sore the stricken soul. Cecil F. Alexander. [Passiontide.] Appeared in her Hymns Descriptive and Devotional, &c, 1858, No. 12, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and headed "Passion Week." It was repeated without alteration in her Legend of the Golden Prayers and Other Poems, 1859, p. 141, with the new heading "Touched with the feeling of our infirmities." It is found in many hymnbooks in Great Britain and America, and usually in an unaltered form.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|The Baptist Hymnal: for use in the church and home #228||When wounded sore, the stricken soul||When wounded sore, the stricken soul||C. F. Alexander||2012|
|The Cyber Hymnal #7730||When Wounded Sore the Stricken Heart||When wounded sore, the stricken heart||ST. BERNARD (Richardson)||Cecil F. Alexander||CM|