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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.

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Easter is never deserved. - Jan Karon

Man is incurably religious. - Ravi Zacharias

Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Anderson

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

Where words leave off, music begins. - Heinrich Heine

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

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

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. - Pat Conroy

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. - Robert Browning

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

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

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

You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music. - Sid Vicious

Those have a short Lent who owe money to be paid at Easter. - Benjamin Franklin

I'm Jewish, so I don't know much about Easter eggs. - Simon Kinberg

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

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. - Duke Ellington

Most people die with their music still locked up inside them. - Benjamin Disraeli

Conductor: The musician most likely to get struck by lightning - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music. - George Eliot

Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. - Clarence W Hall

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. - Confucius

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. - Elvis Presley

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer

Unless there is a Good Friday in your life, there can be no Easter Sunday. - Fulton J Sheen

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

For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born. - Alice F Palmer

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. - Joseph Addison

The trouble with dancing naked is that not everything stops when the music does. - Unknown

If Jesus were living in our culture, he would probably hang out in coffeehouses. - Mark Batterson

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

In this religious order has flourished and is revitalized the order of Knighthood. - Knights Templar

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

I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous. - Barry Manilow

Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless. - Charles M Crowe

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. - Victor Hugo

Music is everybody's business. It's only the publishers who think people own it. - John Lennon

When you carry the cross of Jesus, you will find that the cross will wind up carrying you. - Unknown

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. - Johann Sebastian Bach

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. - Elton John

Christ appeared alive on several occasions after the cataclysmic events of that first Easter. - Josh McDowell

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

I am the indoctrinated child of two lapsed Irish Catholics. Which is to say: I am not religious. - Meghan O'Rourke

Large, naked, raw carrots are acceptable as food only to those who live in hutches awaiting Easter. - Fran Lebowitz

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

I've come to view Jesus much the way I view Elvis. I love the guy but the fan clubs really freak me out. - John Fugelsang

All is beautiful and unceasing, all is music and reason, and all, like diamond, is carbon first, then light. - Jose Martin

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

Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpoints to hack post-horses. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

There is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. - Edward Elgar

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music? - Michael Jackson

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

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

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. - Thomas Beecham

Every sort of energy and endurance, of courage and capacity for handling life's evils, is set free in those who have religious faith. - William James

Discipleship does not come from positions of prominence, wealth, or advanced learning. The disciples of Jesus came from all walks of life. - James E Faust

Music is a language that doesn't speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it's in the bones, it's in the bones. - Keith Richards

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


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