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Deep Were His Wounds

Composer Deborah Holden-Holloway
Text William Johnson
Voicing SATB and keyboard
Church Season Lent, Good Friday, Eternal Life
2'25" Price $1.50 (U.S.) Released 12/98
Catalog no. 405-452 Difficulty Moderately easy

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"For SATB choir and piano accompaniment, this pieces uses a text by William Johnson. It is in three verses, the second being a cappella. The third is for unison voices with ATB, and the sopranos sing a descant on the words 'kyrie eleison.'"--The Hymn, January 2001

Description A moving reflection on Jesus' passion and death. Much of the work's strength derives from its understated, folk-like simplicity. The final stanza includes a descant for sopranos, singing Kyrie eleison-Lord, have mercy.

Anthem text
Deep were his wounds, and red, on cruel Calvary,
as on the cross he bled in bitter agony.
But they whom sin has wounded sore find healing in the wounds he bore.

He suffered shame and scorn and wretched, dire disgrace;
forsaken and forlorn, he hung there in our place.
But all who would from sin be free look to his cross for victory.

His life, his all he gave when he was crucified;
our burdened souls to save, what fearful death he died!
But each of us, though dead in sin, through Christ's eternal life may win.

-William Johnson
© 1958 Service Book and Hymnal. Used by permission of Augsburg Fortress.


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