Listening Through Lent: Man of Sorrows

Man of sorrows what a name. Christ, who created and sustains all things was rejected by humanity and was put to death by those for whom He gave His life. As Isaiah puts it the Son of Man was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows. This O.T. picture was true as it foretold of Christ in His action of divine mercy to mankind in His death on the cross!

This song tells it like it is, the sufferings of Christ, who bore my [our] sins for us ruined “sinners”. Sinners whom He redeems by being the spotless redeeming sacrifice. Look how each verse ends with praise to our Savior with “Hallelujah! What a Savior”

Verse one refers to Isaiah 53. The O.T. prophecy that foretells the work of Christ as Man of Sorrows. This prophecy comes to mind as we read the N.T. account of how Christ was treated yet went to the cross, His mission, willingly. As scripture tells us He set His face toward Jerusalem.

Verse two tells of the scorn He endured during His trial and on the cross. It goes on to say that He suffered all this abuse as He stood in my [our] place bearing what we deserved. The value of His shed blood “sealed” a legal seal on a document giving us full pardon.

Verse three tells us who we are, guilty, vile and helpless bound by sin; in contrast to Christ our spotless Lamb. “He who knew no sin became sin for us;” only the blood of Christ can avail to present us forgiven!

Verse four. It is finished. What an exclamation ! “It is finished” was His cry. His dying words! Wonderful words of Life, redemption is complete! We now can sing the songs of my redeemer. We are atoned for by him alone. The work of Christ cannot be added to by us.

Verse five. What have we look forward to? He brings his ransomed home to heaven. MARANATHA! Our new song is “How long Lord Jesus how long till we hear the glad song Christ returneth Hallelujah Amen. In heaven this will our song in eternity be “Oh what a wonder that Jesus loves me! Hallelujah! What a Savior.

Man of sorrows what a name. Christ, who created and sustains all things was rejected by humanity and was put to death by those for whom He gave His life. As Isaiah puts it the Son of Man was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows. This O.T. picture was true as it foretold of Christ in His action of divine mercy to mankind in His death on the cross!

This song tells it like it is, the sufferings of Christ, who bore my [our] sins for us ruined “sinners”. Sinners whom He redeems by being the spotless redeeming sacrifice. Look how each verse ends with praise to our Savior with “Hallelujah! What a Savior”

Verse one refers to Isaiah 53. The O.T. prophecy that foretells the work of Christ as Man of Sorrows. This prophecy comes to mind as we read the N.T. account of how Christ was treated yet went to the cross, His mission, willingly. As scripture tells us He set His face toward Jerusalem.

Verse two tells of the scorn He endured during His trial and on the cross. It goes on to say that He suffered all this abuse as He stood in my [our] place bearing what we deserved. The value of His shed blood “sealed” a legal seal on a document giving us full pardon.

Verse three tells us who we are, guilty, vile and helpless bound by sin; in contrast to Christ our spotless Lamb. “He who knew no sin became sin for us;” only the blood of Christ can avail to present us forgiven!

Verse four. It is finished. What an exclaimation ! “It is finished” was His cry. His dying words! Wonderful words of Life, redemption is complete! We now can sing the songs of my redeemer. We are atoned for by him alone. The work of Christ cannot be added to by us.

Verse five. What have we look forward to? He brings his ransomed home to heaven. MARANATHA! Our new song is “How long Lord Jesus how long till we hear the glad song Christ returneth Hallelujah Amen. In heaven this will be our song in eternity  “Oh what a wonder that Jesus loves me! Hallelujah! What a Savior.
~Nick and Diane Laninga

  1. Man of sorrows! What a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim;

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

  1. Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

In my place condemned he stood,

Sealed my pardon with his blood;

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

  1. Guilty, vile and helpless, we

Spotless Lamb of God was he;

Full atonement! Can it be

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

  1. Lifted up was he to die,

It is finished! was his cry;

Now in heav’n exalted high;

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

  1. When he comes, our glorious King,

All His ransomed home to bring,

Then anew this song we’ll sing;

Hallelujah! What a Savior!

 

 

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