Friday, April 18, 2014


Jesus, I will ponder now on Your holy passion....

Make me see Your great distress, anguish, and affliction,
Bonds and stripes and wretchedness and Your crucifixion;
Make me see how scourge and rod, spear and nails did wound You,
How You died for those, O God, who with thorns had crowned You.

Yet, O Lord, not thus alone make me see Your Passion;
But its cause to me make known, and its termination.
For I also, and my sin, brought Your deep affliction;
This the shameful cause has been of Your crucifixion.

If my sins give me alarm
And my conscience grieve me,
Let Your cross my fear disarm,
Peace and pardon give me.

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A blessed Good Friday to you all.

"Jesus, I Will Ponder Now"
Lyric by Sigismund von Birken, 1653
Translated by August Crull, 1889, alt.

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  1. ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤ Happy Easter! ❀.•❤•.✿.•❤

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. Wishing you a lovely Easter weekend. Tammy

  3. Blessings and hugs from France for this Easter weekend to you, Sue.


  4. So beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

    Happy Easter! :)

  5. Profoundly quietening......dying for the very ones who put him there.x

  6. I thought I'd let you know that I put a link to your blog on my post yesterday to say that I was going to try your French potato recipe.. I did some googling and used a recipe and they came out great!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. I hope you had a lovely Easter Sue. :)

    I don't know if I ever mentioned to you that I used your modified version of the Queen Anne's Lace scarf pattern. I love that pattern ... and how you made the ends match. Thank you! xo

  8. I hope you had a most blessed Easter. What a beautiful song. Thank you for putting it in my mind and heart today!


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