O meditate, how painfully
The Lamb of God, on Calvary
Has died for thy transgressions;
How dreary was that awful night
Of agony, how great the fight
Of His most wondrous Passion!
O Son of God, eternal Word,
Divine Redeemer, dearest Lord,
We marvel at thy suff'ring;
For Thy disgrace and pain, and shame,
We'll ever magnify Thy name,
And praise Thy glorious off'ring.
[v. 2, #272 Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary]