March 25, 2014

New Song: Lord Jesus Comfort Me (A Communion Hymn)

March 25, 2014
This past Sunday night we introduced a re-tuned hymn by Matthew Smith titled "Lord Jesus Comfort Me (A Communion Hymn." This brief but potent song reflects on the agony of Christ as he suffered for our sin in our place. The relief from sin and guilt and shame comes from the one who bore it all on the cross. So as we wrestle and war we look to Jesus for comfort and deliverance. We encourage you to learn this song as we integrate it into our corporate worship so we might all participate together in remembering the cross through song.



Lord Jesus Comfort Me (A Communion Hymn)

1. You have canceled my transgression,
Jesus, by Your precious blood
May I find therein salvation,
happiness, and peace with God
And since You for sinner's suffering
On the cross was made an offering
From all sin deliver me,
That I wholly Yours may be

2. All the pain You have endured
All Your wounds, Your crown of thorn
Hands and feet with nails through bored
The reproach which You have borne
Your back, ploughed with deep furrows
Cross and grave and all Your sorrows
Your blood-sweat and agony
Oh Lord Jesus, comfort me

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Your back, ploughed with deep furrows
Cross and grave and all Your sorrows
Your blood-sweat and agony
Oh Lord Jesus, comfort me

from Watch The Rising Day (Standard Edition), released 17 August 2010 
Written by Matthew S. Smith 
©2010 Detuned Radio Music 
Based in part on a German hymn text by Johann Rist