Scripture Verse

They laughed Him to scorn. Mark 5:40


Charles H. Steggall (1826–1905)

Words: Charles Cof­fin, in the Pa­ris Bre­vi­ary, 1736 (Op­prob­ri­is, Je­su, sa­tur). Trans­lat­ed from La­tin to Eng­lish by John Chand­ler & the com­pil­ers of Hymns An­cient and Mo­dern.

Music: St. Al­ban (Steg­gall) Charles H. Steg­gall (1826–1905) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Abraham Sacrificing Isaac
Laurent de La Hire(1606–1656)


O scorned and outcast Lord, beneath
Thy bur­den meekly bending,
Thou, our true Isaac, to Thy death
Art wearily ascending.

And soon, with nail pierced feet and hands
Upon the cross they raise Thee;
The cross, which there uplifted stands,
To all the earth displays Thee.

Oh! wondrous love of God on high
The sinful thus to cherish!
He gave His guiltless Son to die
Lest guilty man should perish.

Our sin’s pollution to remove
His blood was freely given;
So mighty was the Sav­ior’s love
So just the wrath of Hea­ven.

Yes! ’tis the cross the breaks the rod
And chain of condemnation,
And makes a league ’twixt man and God
For our entire sal­va­tion.

O praise the Fa­ther, praise the Son,
The Lamb for sinners given,
And Holy Ghost, through whom alone
Our hearts are raised to Hea­ven.