Sunday, April 09, 2017

Hallelujah, What A Savior

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, 
and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; 
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 
yet we did esteem him stricken, 
smitten of God, and afflicted.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, 
he was bruised for our iniquities: 
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; 
and with his stripes we are healed.
- Isaiah 53:3 - 5 -




“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 Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!
- Philip P. Bliss -




Who hath believed our report? 
and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, 
and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; 
and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, 
and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; 
he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: 
yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But he was wounded for our transgressions, 
he was bruised for our iniquities: 
the chastisement of our peace was upon him; 
and with his stripes we are healed.

All we like sheep have gone astray; 
we have turned every one to his own way; 
and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, 
yet he opened not his mouth: 
he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, 
and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, 
so he openeth not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment: 
and who shall declare his generation? 
for he was cut off out of the land of the living: 
for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, 
and with the rich in his death; 
because he had done no violence, 
neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; 
he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, 
he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, 
and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: 
by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; 
for he shall bear their iniquities.

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, 
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; 
because he hath poured out his soul unto death: 
and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, 
and made intercession for the transgressors.
- Isaiah 53 -




Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, 
that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: 
by whose stripes ye were healed.
- 1 Peter 2:24 -


For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, 
the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, 
being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
1 Peter 3:18 -


For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, 
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, 
but have everlasting life.
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; 
but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: 
but he that believeth not is condemned already, 
because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
- John 3:16 - 18 -




It is said that the word Hallelujah
is basically the same in all languages.
It seems as though God has given this word as a preparation
for the great celebration of heaven,
when His children from every tribe, language, people, and nation
shall have been gathered home to sing their eternal "Hallelujah to the Lamb!"
- Kenneth W. Osbeck -




Have a blessed Sunday, lovely friends!
Hugs and joy to you.

27 comments:

Sister in the Mid-west said...

What a wonderful hymn and fitting scripture choices!
I read Psalm 119 this morning, but when I was deciding where to read I almost turned to Isaiah 53. It is a special scripture for me. I have all but the last verse committed to memory. This morning I thought about working on the last verse in Isaiah 53. Now that I have been encouraged by this post I think I will go ahead and finish memorizing Isaiah 53 while the house is still quite. :)
Thank you!

Mary Hutchins said...

Thank you for this beautiful post! Hope your Sunday is happy and blessed.

Linda said...

Thanks for this post! My favorite choir arrangement by John W. Peterson uses the verses from Isaiah 53. I wish I had a copy of that music. "He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions"

Have a blessed day this Palm Sunday!

love and hugs!

cucki said...

thank you for the beautiful post.
love x

NanaDiana said...

I can remember that song filling the church to its rafters when I was a girl. Just a wonderful old song. I love the scriptures you have here today, too. I did NOT know that Hallelujah was the same in most languages....guess that one slipped past Babel....lol xo Diana

Net - "It's a Wonderful Movie" said...

Blessings to you on this Palm Sunday! I can hardly believe Easter is only a week away! Wasn't it just Christmas?

Your post is so lovely with the images from the hymns. I remember as a little girl, when we used to pull out those precious hymnals and turn to page.... Now, everyone uses screens to display the songs, which is fine, but I loved holding that beautiful book with all of those amazing songs and sharing it with whoever I stood next to that Sunday.

Thank you for sharing all of those beautiful scriptures from God's Word!

God bless!!! Net

Debbie said...

such a thoughtful, beautiful post. your images are lovely!! have a joy filled sunday!!!

Billie Jo said...

Joyful Palm Sunday to you, dearest Stephanie!
You always share such lovely things. : )

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Happy Palm Sunday! I so appreciate all the work you do to find the hymns, quotes and scriptures that you put in these special Sunday posts. Thank you for inspiring me every week!

Rose L said...

God so loved us, he sacrificed his most beloveed son.

Ang Smith said...

Isaiah is one of my favorite books! So much goodness to be found there. Happy Sunday, my friend!

Hasi said...

Stephanie,

Your blog truly is stunning. Your blog is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

Thank you for creating such a lovely place to sit, read and visit.

Blessings!

Hasi

Denise :) said...

Amen! Beautifully expressed! :)

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Joy to you on this Palm Sunday, dearest Stephanie! Thank you for sharing the hymn and the verses with us on this beautiful day. I didn't know that Hallelujah was the same in all languages! Isn't that something? Love and hugs to you, sweet friend.

Lowcarb team member said...

A beautiful post ...
Thank you.

All the best Jan

Vee said...

That's one of my favorites... Timeless truths...

Regina said...

Dear Stephanie! Thank you for this lovely hymn. I hope you had a wonder Palm Sunday! Hosanna in the highest!

Mari said...

Perfect song for today. I love reading those words again.
I also loved that information about the word Hallelujah!

Marilyn Mathis said...

Perfect scriptures and song for this season. You are always so inspiring. God bless you as you honor Him with your blog.

Tamara said...

What a beautiful post, Stephanie!

Such wonderful scriptures speaking of the glorious hope that we are given! What suffering our Lord endured as He poured His love out for us. But how triumphant as He conquered sin and death to save us and give us eternal life! Our blessings are so many and our future with Him so bright. Thank you, sweet friend, for all of your hard work that goes into your posts to share beauty and bless others. Your words and pictures, as always, are so uplifting and filled with grace and charm. Blessings to you and your lovely family during this week as we celebrate His resurrection!

Love and hugs,
Tamara

Gina said...

Stephanie, the perfect hymn for the day! Thank you for sharing it with us. xx

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful post to get us ready for this passion week leading up to Easter!
How wonderful that Hallelujah means the same thing in all languages, can you just imagine what it will be like, when we are all together praises him in all the different languages!

Chris Lally said...

It doesn't get any better than this... Thank you, Stephanie.

Debbie Harris said...

Stephanie, this was a tremendous post! The words to that hymn go right to the heart not to mention those excellent Scripture verses you have shared with us. To God be the glory.
As we enter into this Holy week it is always such a personal reminder of what Jesus has done and sacrificed on our behalf on the cross.
Hallelujah, what a Savior!
Beautifully written~~

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

You have a way of sharing such beautiful passages of scripture and hymns that makes the heart sing while reading! Your beautiful pictures are always so full of light and beauty too. What joy it always is to visit you and feel the love and joy of the Lord pouring out of your heart here. May the precious blessings of the Lord be with you as we celebrate the greatest gift ever given, with the greatest sacrifice ever made. Hugs and love to you today dear friend!

Creations By Cindy said...

Love, love, love this post. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Ariƫlla said...

I love the photo with Isaiah 53 on it. Let's look upon Jesus this days.

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