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Woodbury, I. B. (Issac Baker), 1819-1858 (ed.) / The new lute of Zion: a collection of sacred music, designed for the use of congregations generally, but more especially the Methodist Episcopal Church
(c1856)

Part second. Anthems and select pieces,   pp. [239]-311


Page 309

Words translated from the GernamEn.,qb 
Slow and tenderly.                    DEATH OF CHRIST.For Comnin.       
          By JAMES U. ALEXANDER, D.D,.309I 
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1. 0 sacred Head, once wounded, With grief and pain weighed down! How scornfully
surrounded, With thorns thy only crown! 0 sacred Head, what glo-ry, What
bliss till now was 
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2. How art thou pale with anguish, With sore a-buse and scorn! How does that
visage languish, Which once was bright as morn! Thy grief and thy compassion,
Were all for sin-ners' 
3. What language shall I borrow To praise thee, heavenly Friend: For this,
thy dying sor - row, Thy pit - y with-out end ! Lord, make me thine for ever,
Nor let me faithless 
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thine, Yet, though despised and gory,  I  joy  to call thee mine; Yet, though
despised and gory,  I  joy  to call thee  mine, call thee mine, call  thee
 mine. 
gain; Mine, mine was the transgression, But thine the deadly pain; Mine,
mine was the transgression, But thine the deadly  pain, dead - ly  pain,
dead - ly  pain. 
prove; 0,   let me nev-er, nev-er   A - buse such dy-ing love;  0, lot me
nev-er   nev-er   A - buse such dy-ing   love, dy - ing  love,  dy - ing
     love. 
part,  Re - lease me then from anguish, By thy own wounded heart; Re - lease
me then from anguish, By thy own wounded  heart, wounded  heart, wound- ed
 heart. 
mue, .........       call  thee   mine. 
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