Man of Sorrows, what a name

“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 redemption—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,
To His kingdom us to bring,
Then anew this song we’ll sing
  Hallelujah! what a Savior!
Gail Baker

Pendleton, Indiana, United States

Man of Sorrows was part of a Cantata we sung at church several years ago. Was the name of the Cantata "What a Saviour"?

Mary Murphy

Lynn, MA, United States

Beautiful words. Yes the last verse does it. Sometimes the words of some songs become my prayer.


Jacksonville, FL, United States

Thank You Jesus for standing in my place.

Tennyson C. Nyangu

Lusaka, Zambia

Salvation is not free! Christ paid the full price so we can obtain it freely! Oh how dear the price!

William Jeng

Irvine, CA, United States

Thank You Lord for Your full redemption.


Port Harcourt, Nigeria

When we imagine the contradiction our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ suffered in our hands before and at the cross we see Divine Love demonstrated. So much love rewarded with intense rejection and hatred. But love conquered, divine mercy triumphed over deserved judgement. Hallelujah! what a Savior!

Frednant Otieno

Eldoret, Rift Valley

How great an expression of the invaluable salvation acquired without human merits but by grace. Alleluia what a Savior!

Barbara Hobbs

Kojonup, WA, Australia

I am using this hymn this Sunday when our congregation will be concentrating on the rejection, bullying, injustice and being abandoned by many that Jesus encountered during Holy Week. We tend to concentrate on the suffering on the Cross - but Jesus suffered all that we suffer in our daily lives - so fully understands our suffering. Truly the Son of Man - as He called Himself as well as the Son of God.

Oludare Yomi Paul

Maiduguri, Borno, Nigeria

The song reminds me of what the Saviour did on the cross. Hallelujah! O what a Saviour!


San Gabriel, CA, United States

As I was meditating on I John 3:16 - "  In this we know love, that He laid down His life on our behalf, and we ought to lay down our lives on behalf of the brother." - this song came to mind! What a wonderful Savior! As we look and consider what He did in laying down His life for us, "we know love." May the Spirit continue to teach us and lead us into full understanding and knowledge of His love - His laying "down His life on our behalf."