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CD 3 Track 16

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16 O Sacred Head Sore Wounded mp3  
   JS Bach

What language shall I borrow to thank Thee, dearest friend,
For this Thy dying sorrow, Thy pity without end?
O make me Thine forever, and should I fainting be,
Lord, let me never, never outlive my love to Thee.

Be Thou my consolation, my shield when I must die;
Remind me of Thy passion when my last hour draws nigh.
Mine eyes shall then behold Thee, upon Thy cross shall dwell,
My heart by faith enfolds Thee. Who dieth thus dies well.

  Save me, O God,
for the floodwaters are up to my neck.

Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire;
I canít find a foothold.
I am in deep water,
and the floods overwhelm me.


I am exhausted from crying for help;
my throat is parched.
My eyes are swollen with weeping,
waiting for my God to help me.
Those who hate me without cause
outnumber the hairs on my head.
Many enemies try to destroy me with lies,
demanding that I give back what I didnít steal.

O Lord, You know my folly and my blundering;
my sins and guilt are not hidden from You.
let not those who look to You be ashamed because of me,
O Sovereign LORD of Heavenís Armies.
Donít let those who seek and inquire for You
be brought to confusion and dishonour as a result of me,
O God of Israel.
  For your sake I endure taunt and reproach;
shame and humiliation are written all over my face.

Even my own brothers pretend they donít know me,
and treat me like a stranger.

Passion for your house has consumed me,
and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
  But I keep praying to you, LORD,
In your unfailing love, O God,
answer my prayer with your sure salvation.

Rescue me from the mire;
donít let me sink any deeper!
Save me from those who hate me,
and pull me from these deep waters,

lest the floods overwhelm me,
and the pit of death devours me.

hear and answer me, O LORD,
for your unfailing love is sweet and comforting.
Take care of me,
for your mercy is so plentiful.

Donít hide from your servant;
answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
Come and redeem me;
free me from my enemies.

Their insults have broken my heart, and I am in despair.
Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.

Then I will praise Godís name with singing,
and magnify Him with thanksgiving.

For this will please the LORD more than sacrifice

The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
Let all who seek Godís help be encouraged.

For the LORD hears the cries of the needy,
and does not despise his imprisoned people.
Let heaven and earth praise Him,
the seas and everything that moves in them.

For God will rebuild Zion and rebuild the cities of Judah;
And His servants shall remain and dwell there
and have it in possession.

The children of His servants shall inherit it,
and those who love His name shall dwell in it.



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Readers: Musicians: Recording Engineers:
Robert Weston Carol Sampson (Singer songwriter) Colin Owen
Rosalind Weston Christiane von Albrecht (Keyboard) Jonathan Greenwood
Andrew Whettam Linda Entwistle (Vocals & Keyboard)  
Harmony Greenwood Elizabeth Long (Flute)  
Jacqui Galvin Corinne Frost (Cello)  
  Keith Entwistle (Percussion)  
  Grace Lee (Violin)  
  Thomas Herzog (Oboe)  
  Christine Rick (Cello)  
  Claire (Violin) and Chian Lim (Viola)  
  Jo Garcia (Cello)  
  Andrew Whettam (Marimba)  
  Francis Cummings (Composer)  
  Jo Foote (Recorder)  
  Robert Weston (Recorder)  
  Sue Perks (Singer)  


The recordings are copyrighted to Ruach Breath of Life Ministries 2011, but the material can be used freely if properly attributed.
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