A Great Hymn

Man of Sorrows! What a Name (Hallelujah! What a Savior!)
Words & Music: Philip P. Bliss

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 His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Philip Bliss, 1838-1876, was an American hymnwriter and evangelist who traveled with Moody and Sankey. I don’t know all of the doctrines of his faith, but this hymn has encouraged me often.

For more on Philip Bliss, click here for biographical sketches and an article from 1876 when he and his wife perished in an horrific train crash.

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