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David sees the Son of David hanging on the cross.

BibleGateway: Psalm 22:1-18

ESV Text: Psalm 22:1-18

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     1 To the chief Musician upon Aijeleth Shahar, A Psalm of David. My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? 2 O my God, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. 3 But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. 4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. 5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. 6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. 7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him. 9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. 10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.

     11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. 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.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 174:
Throned upon the Awe-ful Tree

— Organ Audio

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1. Throned upon the awe-full tree, 
King of grief, I watch with Thee. 
Darkness veils Thine anguished face; 
None its lines of woe can trace, 
None can tell what pangs unknown 
Hold Thee silent and alone. 

2. Silent through those three dread hours, 
Wrestling with the evil powers. 
Left alone with human sin, 
Gloom around Thee and within, 
Till the appointed time is nigh, 
Till the Lamb of God may die. 

3. Hark the cry that peals aloud 
Upward through the whelming cloud! 
Thou, the Father’s only Son, 
Thou, His own Anointed One, 
Thou dost ask Him, Can it be? 
“Why hast Thou forsaken Me?” 

4. Lord, should fear and anguish roll 
Darkly o’er my sinful soul, 
Thou, who once wast thus bereft 
That Thine own might ne’er be left, 
Teach me by that bitter cry 
In the gloom to know Thee nigh.