Wednesday, February 24, 2010

O Sacred Head Surrounded- Two Versions

Lyrics: O Sacred Head Surrounded
(Latin: Salve caput cruentatum, St. Bernard)

O Sacred Head surrounded
By crown of piercing thorn!
O bleeding Head so wounded,
Reviled and put to scorn!
Death's pallid hue comes o'er Thee,
The glow of life decays,
Yet angel hosts adore Thee,
And tremble as they gaze.

In this, Thy bitter passion,
Good shepherd, think of me,
With Thy most sweet compassion,
Unworthy though I be:
Beneath Thy cross abiding,
Forever would I rest;
In Thy dear love confiding,
And with Thy presence blest.


Anonymous said...

I really do like that first version of this wonderful Hymn. Thank you for posting it :-)

Esther G. said...

I believe that one has the revised lyrics. Glad you enjoyed it.