“Man of Sorrows,” What a Name

May 30, 2008

“Man of sorrows,” what a name

For the Son of God who came

Ruined sinners to reclaim!

Hallelujah, what a Savior!


Bearing shame and scoffing rude,

In my place condemned He stood.

Sealed my pardon with His blood;

Hallelujah, what a Savior!


Guilty, vile, and helpless we,

Spotless Lamb of God was He;

Full atonement! can it be?

Hallelujah, what a Savior!


Lifted up was He to die, 

“It is finished,” was His cry;

Now in heaven exalted high,

Hallelujah, what a Savior!


When He comes, our glorious King,

All His ransomed home to bring,

Then anew this song we’ll sing, 

Hallelujah, what a Savior!


by Philip P. Bliss 1838-1876


“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows” — Isaiah 53:3

One Response to ““Man of Sorrows,” What a Name”

  1. pilgrimskeyboard said

    This is my favorite hymn. The first time I heard it I told my wife that it would be sung at my funeral. I love the message it tells of Christ and the sacrifice He had to give to purchase me.

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