Scripture Verse

Dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. Psalm 22:16


Maurice Greene (1696–1755)

Words: Har­ri­et Au­ber, Spir­it of the Psalms 1829.

Music: Crowle Mau­rice Greene, in James Green’s Book of Psal­mo­dy, 1724 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Harriet Auber (1773–1862)


O God, My God! why, in this hour
Of ang­uish and des­pair,
Hast Thou with­drawn Thy sav­ing pow­er
Unmindful of My pray­er?

Thus, lin­ger­ing on the ac­curs­èd tree,
Our suf­fer­ing Lord com­plained,
When He, our cap­tive souls to free,
The guilt of man sus­tained.

O won­drous love! con­tent to meet,
For us, re­proach and scorn;
For us, His sac­red hands and feet
With cru­el nails were torn.

For us He bowed His soul to death,
That we through Him might live;
For us He cried with lat­est breath,
Fa­ther, their sins for­give.

O God, our God, Thou, in the hour
Of ang­uish and des­pair,
Wilt ne­ver with­draw Thy sav­ing pow­er
Unmindful of that pray­er.