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Upon the Cross Extended

Text: Paul Gerhardt, 1607-76; tr. John Kelly, 1833-90      (Public domain)

  1. Upon the cross extended
    See, world, your Lord suspended.
         Your Savior yields His breath.
    The Prince of Life from heaven
    Himself has freely given
         To shame and blows and bitter death.
  1. Come, see these things and ponder,
    Your soul will fill with wonder
         As blood streams from each pore.
    Through grief beyond all knowing
    From His great heart came flowing
         Sighs welling from its deepest core.
  1. Who is it, Lord, that bruised You?
    Who has so sore abused You
         And caused You all Your woe?
    We all must make confession
    Of sin and dire transgression
         While You no ways of evil know.
  1. I caused Your grief and sighing
    By evils multiplying
         As countless as the sands.
    I caused the woes unnumbered
    With which Your soul is cumbered,
         Your sorrows raised by wicked hands.
  1. Your soul in griefs unbounded,
    Your head with thorns surrounded,
         You died to ransom me.
    The cross for me enduring,
    The crown for me securing,
         You healed my wounds and set me free.
  1. Your cords of love, my Savior,
    Bind me to You forever,
         I am no longer mine.
    To You I gladly tender
    All that my life can render
         And all I have to You resign.
  1. Your cross I place before me;
    Its saving pow’r restore me,
         Sustain me in the test.
    It will, when life is ending,
    Be guiding and attending
         My way to Your eternal rest.

    Rev. Brian L. Kachelmeier
Phone: (505) 412-9682
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