Sufferings Seen

Tune: St Hilda

('O happy band of pilgrims')

Hebrews 5 v.8-10


Lord Jesus, though meek and mild

Sinless and undefiled

Ever Son of God, yet you

Sufferings sure you know


Through them in obedience

You grew, always did sense

The way, will of your Father

His will you chose rather


Rather than you own will, sure

Then made perfect, mature

Became for us the author

Of salvation e'ermore


It salvation eternal

To all who on you call

To they who do obey you

You constant them renew


Help us, Christ, grow more like you

And through our sufferings do

Assist us, grant your strength, grace

For all in life we face


You forty days, forty nights

Temptations in your sights

In desert, yet a growth place

For future you would trace


You our high priest for ever

[You] Promise, [to] leave us never

Teach us in all things, for you

[Are] Our hope of heaven true


  • Goldfinch60

    Good one Orchi.

    • orchidee

      Thanks Gold.

    • Dove

      Lovely couplets , message and verses always a delight to read

      • orchidee

        Thanks RB.

      • FredPeyer

        You know orchie, it is so much easier to agree to something in our mind than to live through it.
        Hey, I tried the desert thing....lasted only a day and a half! 🙂

        • orchidee

          Thanks Fred. We would die off, 40 days and nights without food. It does not say if there was water or not.

        • orchidee

          This is most embarrassing! If turning the sub-titles on (though the words are already on screen), the first line says: 'O happy bender'.
          Woof! Stay off the gin, says Fido! lol.

        • Jerry Reynolds

          Good write, Orchi.

          • orchidee

            Thanks Jerry.

          • MendedFences27

            Good poem. I liked the penultimate verse, especially.

            • orchidee

              Thanks MF.

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