Wednesday, March 01, 2006

"He took our illnesses and bore our diseases"

Thou hast suffered men to bruise Thee
That from pain I might be free;
Falsely did Thy foes accuse Thee,—
Thence I gain security;
Comfortless Thy soul did languish
Me to comfort in my anguish.
Thousand, thousand thanks shall be,
Dearest Jesus, unto Thee.
The Lutheran Hymnal (1941, Concordia Publishing House) 151:5.