O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

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Music by Hans Leo Hassler
Lyrics by Attributed to Bernard of Clairvaux (English Translation by James Waddel Alexander)

VERSE 1

C F C    F     C   F G  C 
O sacred head, now wounded,

E7   Am        E             Am 
With grief and shame weighed down,

C   F    C  F  C  F G  C 
Now scornfully surrounded 

E7   Am            E    Am 
With thorns, Thine only crown;

  Dm Em  F     G7   F  C 
O sacred head, what glory,

     F      C    F   Dm  A 
What bliss, till now was Thine!

D7   G      Dm Am    Em  C  D G 
Yet, though despised and go - ry,

C F   Am F    G    C 
I joy to call Thee mine.

VERSE 2

C    F     C  F     C    F G C 
What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered

E7  Am      E        Am 
Was all for sinners' gain;

C     F    C   F   C    F G C 
Mine, mine was the transgression,

E7  Am        E      Am 
But Thine the deadly pain.

    Dm    Em F     G7 F C     
Lo, here, I  fall, my Savior!

     F C F     Dm  A 
'Tis I deserve Thy place;

D7   G  Dm Am   Em  C  D G  
Look on me with Thy fa - vor,

C    F    Am F  G   C 
Vouchsafe to me Thy grace.

VERSE 3

C   F   C   F     C  F G C 
The joy can ne'er be spoken,

E7 Am     E      Am 
Above all joys beside,

C    F  C   F C  F G C 
When in Thy body broken

E7 Am        E      Am 
I  thus with safety hide.

   Dm   Em F     G7 F C 
My Lord of life, desiring

    F  C  F   Dm A 
Thy glory now to see,

D7 G   Dm  Am    Em C  D C 
Beside the cross expir - ing,

C   F       Am F    G  C 
I'd breathe my soul to Thee.

VERSE 4

C    F  C     F     C F G C 
What language shall I borrow,

E7 Am          E       Am 
To thank Thee, dearest friend,

C   F    C   F C   F   G C 
For this Thy dying sor - row,

E7  Am   E       Am 
Thy pity without end?

  Dm   Em F     G7 F C 
O make me Thine forever;

    F      C F    Dm  A 
And should I fainting be,

D7    G   Dm Am Em  C   D G 
Lord, let me never, nev - er,

C  F    Am F    G  C 
Outlive my love to Thee.

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Instrument Chords
Banjo A Major A Minor C Major D Major D7 D Minor E Major E7 E Minor F Major G Major G7
Guitar A Major A Minor C Major D Major D7 D Minor E Major E7 E Minor F Major G Major G7
Mandolin A Major A Minor C Major D Major D7 D Minor E Major E7 E Minor F Major G Major G7
Piano A Major A Minor C Major D Major D7 D Minor E Major E7 E Minor F Major G Major G7
Ukulele A Major A Minor C Major D Major D7 D Minor E Major E7 E Minor F Major G Major G7