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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

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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.

How pale Thou art with anguish,
    With sore abuse and scorn!
How doth Thy face now languish
    That once was bright as morn!
Grim death, with cruel rigor,
    Hath robbed Thee of Thy life;
Thus Thou hast lost Thy vigor,
    Thy strength, in this sad strife.

What Thou, my Lord, hast suffered
    Was all for sinners’ gain;
Mine, mine was the transgression,
    But Thine the deadly pain.
Lo, here I fall, my Savior!
    ’Tis I deserve Thy place;
Look on me with Thy favor,
    And grant to me Thy grace.

My Shepherd, now receive me;
    My Guardian, own me Thine.
Great blessings Thou didst give me,
    O Source of gifts divine.
Thy lips have often fed me
    With words of truth and love;
Thy Spirit oft hath led me
    To heav’nly joys above.

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 for Thee.

My Savior, be Thou near me
    When death is at my door;
Then let Thy presence cheer me,
    Forsake me nevermore!
When soul and body languish,
    O leave me not alone,
But take away mine anguish
    By virtue of Thine own!

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 enfold Thee.
    Who dieth thus dies well.

Hymn Study: O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

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Posted by on April 22, 2011 in Church Year, Hymnody, Issues, Etc, Lent, Video


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It’s Coming

Issues, Etc. 24 makes its return starting April 8 at 4pm Central and ending April 9 at 4pm Central. Each guest will spend 2 hours covering a book of the Bible. If you missed the first Issues, Etc. 24, click here for 24 hours of excellent Bible study.


Acts – Dr. Ken Schurb (4-6 pm)
Exodus – Dr. David Adams (6-8 pm)
Daniel – Dr. Andrew Steinmann (8-10 pm)
Revelation – Rev. Jonathan Fisk (10-12 am)
Isaiah – Rev. Bryan Wolfmueller (12-2 am)
Psalms – Dr. John Kleinig (2-4 am)
John – Dr. Greg Lockwood (4-6 am)
Mark – Prof. David Lewis (6-8 am)
Hebrews – Dr. Arthur Just (8-10 am)
Genesis – Dr. John Saleska (10-12 pm)
Ephesians – Rev. William Weedon (12-2 pm)
1 Corinthians – Dr. Peter Scaer (2-4 pm)

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Posted by on March 26, 2011 in Bible Study, Issues, Etc, Law & Gospel, Religion


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How Would Preacher Paul Fare Today?

Rev. Brent KuhlmanThat is a point that Pr. Brent Kuhlman sought to answer in a sermon he preached based on 1 Corinthians 2:1-12.

To wet your appetite, click here. To listen to his entire sermon as featured on Issues, Etc., click here. To read it, click here. You won’t be disappointed!

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Posted by on February 11, 2011 in Church Year, Epiphany, Higher Things, Issues, Etc, Sermons


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Thoughts from history for the 2010 LCMS Convention

As we as The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod prepare for our 2010 Convention, I think it is wise to remember words from J.A.O. Preus, the 9th president of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod.  These words come from his presidential report to the delegates of the 1977 Convention.

As a church we have been known and are still known as people who are vitally concerned that the Word of God be preached in its truth and purity, that the entire program be based upon God’s holy, inspired, inerrant, and powerful Word.  The Word brings the church into being, and the Word is truly our rule and norm for faith and life in all the activities that we carry on.  We cannot yield one jot or tittle of God’s holy Word.  And the Word is the means for carrying out our mission.  It is all we have.  It is all we need.

We have emerged from a serious doctrinal controversy, in which we are probably the only Christian church in America and probably the only Lutheran Church in the world which seriously and earnestly confronted the issues raised by modern historical-critical methods of Biblical interpretation and honestly and forthrightly dealt with them…

The strength of our beloved Synod has always been a unique blend of concern for a pure doctrine which has brought about our strong confessional stance, coupled with the overwhelming desire to carry out the Great Commission. 1

1) Quoted from A Seminary in Crisis by Paul A. Zimmerman, available from Concordia Publishing House.

HT: Issues, Etc – Web Extra: Profiles in Presidential Leadership in the LC-MS

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Posted by on July 9, 2010 in Books, Issues, Etc, LCMS, Lutheran, Quotes, Seminary


There’s A Pastor For That

Gotta love the Issues, Etc. videos.

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Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Issues, Etc


New Issues, Etc. promo video

Thanks to Dan at Necessary Roughness for posting this.

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Posted by on October 24, 2009 in Issues, Etc, Lutheran


A blogger’s response to the Strand Statement

For an interesting take to the Strand Statement, one should check out Save the LCMS! and his post, Obfuscation!

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Posted by on March 27, 2008 in Issues, Etc