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Song 44: O Sacred Head
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Author:  Walden [in heaven] [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Song 44: O Sacred Head

This is one of the great Baroque chorales arranged by Johann Sebastian Bach.



1 O sacred Head, now wounded,
With grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded
With thorns, Thine only crown:
O sacred Head, what glory,
What bliss till now was Thine!
Yet, though despised and gory,
I joy to call Thee mine.

2 What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered
Was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression,
But Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor,
Vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

3 What language shall I borrow
To thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow,
Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever;
And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
Outlive my love to Thee.


Author:  Walden [in heaven] [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: March 2013 HOLIDAY TUNE: O Sacred Head


Randy sends this rendition, which he played on a Burke composite whistle. He said he intended to add a harmony part, but didn't, so hopefully someone can add one.

Author:  Randy [ Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: March 2013 HOLIDAY TUNE: O Sacred Head

Thanks walden for posting my rendition. The Eb used is new to me but its quickly becoming a favorite.

Author:  ConnieS [ Thu Apr 25, 2013 11:49 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Song 44: O Sacred Head

I can see why it's becoming a favorite, Randy. Masterfully done. Beautiful.

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