Scripture Verse

By His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5


Words: Will­iam G. J. Ov­ens (1869–1945) & Gla­dys W. Ro­berts (1888–1983) (vers­es 2–5). These words were in­spired when, af­ter World War I, Ov­ens saw a wound­ed ve­ter­an limp­ing past him on the street, and he thought, He was wounde­d for me.

Music: Will­iam G. J. Ov­ens (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ro­berts (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), or a bet­ter one of Ov­ens) would you ?

William G. J. Ovens


Wounded for me, wounded for me,
There on the cross He was wounded for me;
Gone my transgressions, and now I am free,
All because Jesus was wounded for me.

Dying for me, dying for me,
There on the cross He was dying for me;
Now in His death my redemption I see,
All because Jesus was dying for me.

Risen for me, risen for me,
Up from the grave He has risen for me;
Now evermore from death’s sting I am free,
All because Jesus has risen for me.

Living for me, living for me,
Up in the skies He is living for me;
Daily He’s pleading and praying for me,
All because Jesus is living for me.

Coming for me, coming for me,
One day to earth He is coming for me;
Then with what joy His dear face I shall see,
O how I praise Him—He’s coming for me!