In this prophecy of Christ on the cross, the Afflicted One turns to the LORD for help.

BibleGateway: Psalm 22:12-21

ESV Text: Psalm 22:12-21


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 22
12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. 13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion. 14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. 15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death. 16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet. 17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me. 18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture. 19 But be not thou far from me, O LORD: O my strength, haste thee to help me. 20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog. 21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 145:
Jesus, Refuge of the Weary

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. Jesus, Refuge of the weary, 
Blest Redeemer, whom we love, 
Fountain in life’s desert dreary, 
Savior from the world above, 
Oh, how oft Thine eyes, offended, 
Gaze upon the sinner’s fall! 
Yet, upon the cross extended, 
Thou didst bear the pain of all. 

2. Do we pass that cross unheeding, 
Breathing no repentant vow, 
Though we see Thee wounded, bleeding, 
See Thy thorn-encircled brow? 
Yet Thy sinless death hath brought us 
Life eternal, peace, and rest; 
Only what Thy grace hath taught us 
Calms the sinner’s stormy breast. 

3. Jesus, may our hearts be burning 
With more fervent love for Thee! 
May our eyes be ever turning 
To Thy cross of agony 
Till in glory, parted never 
From the blessed Savior’s side, 
Graven in our hearts forever 
Dwell the cross, the Crucified! 


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