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NEW AND EXPANDED CONTENT!
We have re-organized and expanded our SOWeR hymns and music page, not only making it more searchable but also adding much more information for our subscribers. Each hymn on our site now has its own web page,with text-only lyrics for use in bulletins and overhead projection, downloadable image files with words and music, lead sheets with guitar chords, as well as pdf files of full hymn scores from the ReClaim Hymnal.

This is a work in progress; it will take some time to complete all of the hymns. Be sure to check back as our online repertoire of music keeps growing!

Sola's Quickguide to Hymn Tunes: 
Check out this table that shows common hymn tunes you'll find on SOWeR's Hymns and Music page. 

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O Sacred Head Now Wounded

Source:
Public Domain

Lead Sheet (PDF)

melody and chords for guitar and voice (full page)

Key of C

Full Score (PDF)

four-part score for piano and organ (can be used as half-sheet bulletin insert)

Key of C

Music Image (PNG)

melody and words as an image file to paste into bulletins (cropped)

Key of C
Text: Paul Gerhart, trans James Alexander
Music: Hans Leo Hassler
Tune: Herzlich Tut Mich Verlangen
LBW/WOV Hymn: #116
ReClaim/Sola Hymn: #149
Category: Lent;    Theme: Trust
Scripture: Luke 24:26

1 O sacred head, now wounded, With grief and shame weighed down,
Now scornfully surrounded With thorns, thine only crown.
O sacred head, what glory, What bliss till now was thine
Yet, though despised and gory, I joy to call thee mine.

2 How art thou pale with anguish, With sore abuse and scorn;
How does that visage languish Which once was bright as morn!
Thy grief and bitter Passion, Were all for sinner's gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression, But thine the deadly pain.

3 What language shall I borrow To thank thee, dearest friend,
For this, thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
Oh make me thine forever, And should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never Outlive my love to thee.

4 Be near me when I'm dying, O show thy cross to me;
On thee I am relying, Come thou and set me free.
These eyes new faith receiving, From thee shall never move;
For those who die believing Die safely in thy love.