Hallelujah, What a Savior!

Good Friday and Easter meditation

Man of sorrows! what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood,
Sealed my pardon with His blood:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He,
Full atonement! can it be?
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished” was His cry;
Now in heaven exalted high:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah, what a Savior!

~Philip Bliss, 1875

Cross at Sunset by Thomas Cole, 1848

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