O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Something for the weekend.  O Sacred Head Now Wounded.  The hymn derives from a poem written by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in the twelfth century.  Lutheran hymnist Paul Gerhardt wrote a hymn on it in the seventeenth century.  In the 19th century the hymn was translated by American presbyterian minister James Waddel Alexander and has remained a favorite hymn in America ever since.

Published in: on April 23, 2011 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on O Sacred Head Now Wounded  
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