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This psalm of David foretells the suffering and death of Christ. See how God loved you and planned the details of your salvation so carefully in advance.

BibleGateway: Psalm 22:1-22

ESV Text: Psalm 22:1-22

KJV Text:

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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. 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.

     22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 140:
Jesus, I Will Ponder Now

— Organ Audio

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1. Jesus, I will ponder now 
On Thy holy Passion; 
With Thy Spirit me endow 
For such meditation. 
Grant that I in love and faith 
May the image cherish 
Of Thy suffering, pain, and death, 
That I may not perish. 

2. Make me see Thy great distress, 
Anguish, and affliction, 
Bonds and stripes and wretchedness 
And Thy crucifixion; 
Make me see how scourge and rod, 
Spear and nails, did wound Thee, 
How for man Thou died’st, O God, 
Who with thorns had crowned Thee. 

3. Yet, O Lord, not thus alone 
Make me see Thy Passion, 
But its cause to me make known 
And its termination. 
Ah! I also and my sin 
Wrought Thy deep affliction; 
This indeed the cause hath been 
Of Thy crucifixion. 

4. Grant that I Thy Passion view 
With repentant grieving 
Nor Thee crucify anew 
By unholy living. 
How could I refuse to shun 
Every sinful pleasure 
Since for me God’s only Son 
Suffered without measure? 

5. If my sins give me alarm 
And my conscience grieve me, 
Let Thy cross my fear disarm, 
Peace of conscience give me. 
Grant that I may trust in Thee 
And Thy holy Passion. 
If His Son so loveth me, 
God must have compassion. 

6. Grant that I may willingly 
Bear with Thee my crosses, 
Learning humbleness of Thee, 
Peace mid pain and losses. 
May I give Thee love for love! 
Hear me, O my Savior, 
That I may in heaven above 
Sing Thy praise forever.