Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted
Hymns and Songs

Psalms, Hymns, & Spiritual Songs: “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted”

Stricken, Smitten, and AfflictedIn Ephesians 5:15-21, we are given directions on how to properly live as Christians. One of these is to sing “psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart.” Each Monday, I share a song from history or present day that present a high view of God, praise Him, and teaches solid doctrine.

Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted

by Thomas Kelly (1804)

Stricken, smitten, and afflicted,
See Him dying on the tree!
’Tis the Christ by man rejected;
Yes, my soul, ’tis He, ’tis He!
’Tis the long-expected Prophet,
David’s Son, yet David’s Lord;
By His Son God now has spoken:
’Tis the true and faithful Word.

Stricken, Smitten, and AfflictedTell me, ye who hear Him groaning,
Was there ever grief like His?
Friends thro’ fear His cause disowning,
Foes insulting His distress;
Many hands were raise to wound Him,
None would interpose to save:
But the deepest stroke that pierced Him
Was the stork that Justice gave.

Ye who think of sin but lightly
Nor suppose the evil great
Here may view its nature rightly,
Here its guild may estimate.
Mark the Sacrifice appointed,
See who bears the awful load;
’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
Son of Man and Son of God.

Here we have a firm foundation,
Here the refuge of the lost;
Christ’s the Rock of our salvation,
His the name of which we boast.
Lamb of God, for sinners wounded,
Sacrifice to cancel guilt!
None shall ever be confounded
Who on Him their hope have built.

Amen.

Stricken, Smitten, and AfflictedIf you enjoyed this post, you may also be interested in my other posts of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs.

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  • Karen Del Tatto

    I appreciate so much your sharing these great hymns of the faith. I had never heard of this one before. The old hymns are so rich in theology.

    I found myself rereading this portion,

    “Ye who think of sin but lightly
    Nor suppose the evil great
    Here may view its nature rightly,
    Here its guild may estimate.
    Mark the Sacrifice appointed,
    See who bears the awful load;
    ’Tis the Word, the Lord’s Anointed,
    Son of Man and Son of God.”

    allowing the weight of the words to sink in. Praise God for His everlasting love toward us.

  • leahrc

    I love to read the old hymns. Thank you for sharing this with the LMMLinkup.

  • Courtney Leigh

    Thanks for sharing such a beautiful hymn. Song of worship are so powerful, and they are helpful reminders of the truths in Scripture.

  • Such beautiful truths communicated in song, Leah. Thanks for sharing them with us and inspiring us to remember Christ’s death brought us life.

  • So beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing over at Friday Frivolity!

  • Nikki Frank-Hamilton

    This is another new one for me, I’m definitely going to check and see if it’s on Youtube I really want to know how the music sounds. It is written like a story, love that. Thanks for sharing, going to check it out!

  • Jann Olson

    Beautiful! I am not familiar with this hymn. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  • I’ve not heard of this one. It is lovely! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week! Always a pleasure to have you!
    Tina

  • There is so much rhetoric in these hymns you share, so many things that make me want to go into scripture and search for their inspiration. I love worship music but I am drawn into the hymns more and more. I love that you share them with us, thank you!
    Thank you for being a faithful member of the #GraceMoments Community!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

  • Donna Wirthlin

    This is a lovely hymn. I don’t recall singing this one before. Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday.