3He is despised and rejected of men, a Man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief.
And we hid as it were our faces from Him; He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.
4Surely He hath borne our griefs and carried our sorrows;
yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities.
The chastisement of our peace was upon Him, and with His stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the LORD hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on Various Passages of Script
Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
’Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He!
’Tis the long expected prophet,
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;
Proofs I see sufficient of it:
’Tis a true and faithful Word.
Tell me, ye who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends through fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting his distress:
Many hands were raised to wound Him,
None would interpose to save;
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him
Was the stroke that Justice gave.
Ye who think of sin but lightly,
Nor suppose the evil great,
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guilt may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed!
See Who bears the awful load!
’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man, and Son of God.
Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost.
Christ the Rock of our salvation,
Christ the Name of which we boast.
Lamb of God for sinners wounded!
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.
6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.
7For scarcely will one die for a righteous man,
yet perhaps for a good man some would even dare to die.
8But God commendeth His love toward us in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
9Much more then, being now justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.
10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of His Son,
much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by His life.
11And not only that, but we shall also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
by Whom we have now received the atonement.
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us
How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure
That He should give His only Son
To make a wretch His treasure
How great the pain of searing loss,
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the chosen One,
Bring many sons to glory
Behold the Man upon a cross,
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed I hear my mocking voice,
Call out among the scoffers
It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished
I will not boast in anything
No gifts, no power, no wisdom
But I will boast in Jesus Christ
His death and resurrection
Why should I gain from His reward?
I cannot give an answer
But this I know with all my heart
His wounds have paid my ransom
6 [He], being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God,
7but made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant,
and was made in the likeness of men.
8And being found in the fashion of a man, He humbled Himself
and became obedient unto death–even the death of the cross.
9Therefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name,
10that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
of things in Heaven and things on earth and things under the earth,
11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.