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O Sacred Head

Good Friday and Easter handbell solo

O Sacred Head thanks to Joe Defries

O sacred Head, now wounded,
with grief and shame weighed down,
now scornfully surrounded
with thorns, thine only crown!
O sacred Head, what glory,
what bliss till now was thine!
Yet, though despised and gory,
I joy to call thee mine.

What thou, my Lord, hast suffered
was all for sinners’ gain.
Mine, mine was the transgression,
but thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
’Tis I deserve thy place.
Look on me with thy favor,
and grant to me thy grace.

What language shall I borrow
to thank thee, dearest Friend,
for this, thy dying sorrow,
thy pity without end?
Oh, make me thine forever,
and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never
outlive my love to thee.

Be near when I am dying,
oh, show thy cross to me,
and for my rescue, flying,
come, Lord, and set me free!
These eyes, new faith receiving,
from Jesus shall not move,
for one who dies believing
dies safely, through thy love.

QuotaBills
The only truth is music. - Jack Kerouac

Easter is never deserved. - Jan Karon

Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Music, my rampart and my only one. - Edna St Vincent Millay

He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Profit: Religious guy who talks to God - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

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Music comes to me more readily than words. - Ludwig van Beethoven

In rock music terms I'm like a dinosaur. - Belinda Carlisle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

The only love affair I have ever had was with music. - Maurice Ravel

Our hope is as certain as Jesus's grave is empty. - Sam Allberry

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. - Igor Stravinsky

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire

Jesus was a Jew, yes, but only on his mother's side. - Archie Bunker

Music can change the world because it can change people. - Bono

Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician. - Kurt Vonnegut

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't. - Johnny Depp

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams. - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Don't play what's there - play what's not there. - Miles Davis

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. - Sting

Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life. - Janine di Giovanni

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it. - Domenico Cieri Estrada

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. - Kin Hubbard

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. - Pablo Casals

I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. - Igor Stravinsky

My religious background is that my mother is a Christian Dior Scientist. - Robin Williams

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. - Rita Rudner

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you. - Charles Hart

My mom used to say that Greek Easter was later because then you get stuff cheaper. - Amy Sedaris

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

To be religious is to have a life that flows with the presence of the extraordinary. - Ann Belford Ulanov

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

I built my church on Easter services, Christmas Eve services, and Norman Vincent Peale. - Robert H. Schuller

The greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make. - Truman Capote

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction. - Blaise Pascal

Are you saying that the Rebel Alliance were religious terrorists and Yoda was a benefit cheat? - Dave Turner

Most religious people accept medicine as a gift from God and reap the benefits of both realms. - Caroline Fraser

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations? - Jane Swan

Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. - Jack Handey

As Man alone, Jesus could not have saved us; As God alone, He would not; Made flesh, He could and did. - Malcolm Muggeridge

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

It was inevitable that Jesus Christ should be crucified. It was also inevitable that He should rise again. - H R L Sheppard

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary. - Martin Luther

The Muslim world is threatened by religious fanaticism. The Western world is threatened by secular fanaticism. - Dennis Prager

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we've surrounded ourselves with. - Siobhan Shaw

Silent Disco: A disco in which all the participants wear wireless headphones to hear the music, thus eliminating noise pollution - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

It goes back to Christianity's affiliation with Judaism as Passover. Easter is as important to Christians as Passover is to the Jews. - Glenn Duffy

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them. - Plato

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Passover and Easter are the only Jewish and Christian holidays that move in sync, like the ice skating pairs we saw during the winter Olympics. - Marvin Olasky

Music is amoral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato

The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt. - Bono

The hallmark of religion is to distrust claims made for mortal men. It is in ages of great religious faith that great skepticism can find expression. - Malcolm Muggeridge


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