He Was Wounded For Our Transgressions
He was wounded for our transgressions,
He bore our sins in His body on the tree;
For our guilt He gave us peace,
From our bondage gave release,
And with His stripes, and with His stripes,
And with His stripes our souls are healed.
He was numbered among transgressors,
We did esteem Him forsaken by His God;
As our sacrifice He died,
That the law be satisfied,
And all our sin, and all our sin,
And all our sin was laid on Him.
We had wandered, we all had wandered
Far from the fold of “the Shepherd of the sheep”;
But He sought us where we were,
On the mountains bleak and bare,
And bro’t us home, and bro’t us home,
And bro’t us safely home to God.
Who can number His generation?
Who shall declare all the triumphs of His Cross?
Millions, dead, now live again,
Myriads follow in His train!
Victorious Lord, victorious Lord,
Victorious Lord and coming King!
I had never actually heard the tune to this song until I found the lyrics and looked it up. It is obviously written from Isaiah 53, and since Isaiah 53 is one of my favorite chapters in the Bible, I liked it even before I heard it. All our sin was laid on Him and with His striped we are healed. He has brought us safely to God and is the victorious Lord! I am going to have to start singing this one.