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Mar 2014

Man of Sorrows

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:3-5

This Sunday, we will be introducing a new song to our gathering, Man of Sorrows by Hillsong Music, which is off their album Glorious Ruins. The song is based on Isaiah 53, where God, through Isaiah, prophesied that Jesus Christ would be “a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.” And as we move into the New Testament Gospels, we see that suffering would be something that Jesus would become intimately familiar with. And as we see him ultimately betrayed, and delivered into the hands of sinners; Jesus commits himself to the father’s will, faces the cross, and pays for the sins of the world. Man of Sorrows takes us to the cross, but doesn’t leave us there. The song ends at the empty tomb, and the glorious resurrection of our savior, Jesus. Here are the lyrics:

Man of sorrows, Lamb of God, by His own betrayed
The sin of man, and wrath of God, has been on Jesus laid

Silent as He stood accused, beaten, mocked, and scorned
Bowing to the Father’s will, He took a crown of thorns

Oh, that rugged cross, my salvation
Where Your love poured out over me
Now my soul cries out, hallelujah
Praise and honor unto Thee

Sent of heaven, God’s own Son, to purchase and redeem
And reconcile the very ones who nailed Him to that tree

Now my debt is paid, it is paid in full
By the precious blood that my Jesus spilled
Now the curse of sin has no hold on me
Whom the Son sets free, Oh, is free indeed

See the stone is rolled away, behold the empty tomb
Hallelujah! God be praised! He’s risen from the grave

You can listen to Man of Sorrows by watching the video below, and you can purchase and download the full song by clicking here. I pray that as we celebrate Christ’s work of atonement, redemption, and reconciliation, we would be reminded again of the suffering of our Lord, and our hearts would be filled with gratitude. A gratitude that demonstrates itself in the way we live, in the way we speak, in the way we think, and in the the way we worship together. May we honor the one who went through so much and triumphantly gave his life for us. “Hallelujah! God be praised! He’s risen from the grave!”

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1 Comments

Fran Simon

November 5 2014 Reply

Praise His name,thank you for His Blood,thank you for the Salvation,so nice to know what He done for us,let the Nation know about our Savior Jesus Christ.

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