Friday, April 2, 2010

Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted

This is an amazing hymn about the most amazing event. Read the words first a few times and then listen to it.

Stricken, Smitten and Afflicted
by Thomas Hardy

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 every be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.

See the words and download a midi file of the instrumentals of the hymn if you want to sing along here.

Listen to the song being sung here.


  1. This is beautiful :) Any idea where I could find the sheet music for it? Especially interested in the harp part.

  2. Glen,
    Not sure where to get a harp part, but if you click on the first link I gave in the post, you can chose to download either a midi file or the score of the song. Maybe you can work out a harp part from the score (says the not very talented musician/blogger)?
    Easter Blessings,