Hymn Xxiii: Extended On A Cursed Tree

Extended on a cursed tree,
Besmeared with dust, and sweat, and blood,
See there, the king of glory see!
Sinks and expires the Son of God.

Who, who, my Saviour, this hath done?
Who could thy sacred body wound?
No guilt thy spotless heart hath known,
No guile hath in thy lips been found.

I, I alone, have done the deed!
'Tis I thy sacred flesh have torn;
My sins have caused thee, Lord, to bleed,
Pointed the nail, and fixed the thorn.

The burden, for me to sustain
Too great, on thee, my Lord, was laid;
To heal me, thou hast borne my pain;
To bless me, thou a curse wast made.

In the devouring lion's teeth,
Torn, and forsook of all, I lay;
Thou sprang'st into the jaws of death,
From death to save the helpless prey.

Saviour how shall I proclaim?
How pay the mighty debt I owe?
Let all I have, and all I am,
Ceaseless to all thy glory show.

Too much to thee I cannot give;
Too much I cannot do for thee;
Let all thy love, and all thy grief,
Graven on my heart for ever be!

The meek, the still, the lowly mind,
O may I learn from thee, my God,
And love, with softest pity joined,
For those that trample on thy blood!

Still let thy tears, thy groans, thy sighs,
O'erflow my eyes, and heave my breast,
Till loose from flesh and earth I rise,
And ever in thy bosom rest.

by John Wesley

Comments (2)

Dude you do realize Protestants are Christians too. They just have a slightly different view on God's plan. You must really be stupid or just really ignorant if you didn't know that. Next time dude look up what you are talking about on a website that isn't wikipedia you stupid fuck
John Keats (1795-1821) 'Here Lies One Whose Name Was Writ in Water' (words by Keats himself) John Keats is buried in the Non-Chatolic *** Cemetery in Rome (Quartiere Testaccio) , Italy. His grave is in a quiet corner, close to the Pyramid (Piramide Cestia) . - Shelley is also buried in the same cemetery- Also known as the Protestant Cemetery - although it contains the graves of Jews and other non-Christians.