Scripture Verse

They crucified Him, and parted His garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted My garments among them, and upon My vesture did they cast lots. Matthew 27:35


Words: Fran­cis A. Black­mer, in Car­ols of Hope (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Ad­vent Chris­tian Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1906), page 212.

Music: Hong Kong Fran­cis A. Black­mer, 1906 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Black­mer (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Now will I praise Thy name,
And sing Thy wondrous fame;
Thou who for sinners came,
My cru­ci­fied Lord.

For me Thy blood was spilt;
Thou didst remove my guilt:
And save I know Thou wilt,
My cru­ci­fied Lord.

Tho’ men may mock and sneer,
For Thee I’ll suffer here,
For Thou wilt soon appear,
My cru­ci­fied Lord.

Till then for this I pine,
To see Thy face divine,
And in Thine image shine,
My cru­ci­fied Lord.