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A Sermon in Song based on the Hymn:

Hallelujah! What A Savior


“He was . . . a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.” (Isaiah 53:3)

The opening line of the hymn Man of Sorrows is a reference to Isaiah’s description of the “suffering servant” (Isaiah 52:13-53:12). The full text of the hymn draws on Isaiah’s prophetic vision and on the gospel’s narratives of Christ’s crucifixion and atoning death. Verse two makes a personal confession: “In my place condemned He stood.” The final two verses move from Christ’s death to His exaltation at the right hand of God and to his return as glorious king. (Bert Polman, The Worshipping Church)

This hymn reminds us of what Christ has done for us and that He has been given a position of great honor and dignity. Suggested below in scripture and song are characteristics of the life of Christ and His work that lead us to truly say, Hallelujah! What A Savior! (Adapted from an article by Wayne Jones, Southaven Church of Christ, Southaven, MS)


THE SEEKING SAVIOR: “The Son of Man came to seek and to save what was lost.” Luke 19:10

Footprints of Jesus – “seeking His sheep”

Jesus, My Savior to Bethlehem Came Seeking for Me                        

Living For Jesus – “seeking the lost ones He died to redeem”

Lord, Speak to Me – “as Thou hast sought, so let me seek”

Matchless Love – “tender loving kindness that sought me in my blindness”

O Thou Fount of Every Blessing – “Jesus sought me”

Sweeter As The Years Go By – “of Jesus love that sought me”

The Church’s One Foundation – “from heaven He came and sought her”

Victory in Jesus – “He sought me and bought me”

We Praise Thee, O God – “praise to God who sought us”


THE SERVING SAVIOR: “The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45

At Even, When The Sun Was Set

Go Labor On – “It is the way the Master went, should not the servant?”


THE SELFLESS SAVIOR: “We wait for the blessed hope, the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own.” Titus 2:13,14

I Gave My Life For Thee

Jesus Paid It All

Live For Jesus – “On the cross the world’s Redeemer gave His life”

Living for Jesus – “Thou didst give Thyself for me”

Wounded for me


THE SLAIN SAVIOR: “The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.” Luke 9:22

O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

On the Cross of Calvary

Ten Thousand Angels

When I Survey the Wondrous Cross


THE SUCCESSFUL SAVIOR: I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection Phil 3:10     “On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Luke 24:1,2

Christ The Lord is Risen Today     

Low in the Grace He Lay

He Lives – “I Serve a Risen Savior”

One Day

We Saw Thee Not

Wounded for Me




Jesus The Loving Shepherdseeking the sheep who are straying, seeking the lambs”


Communion Hymn (if used for a morning worship hour)

THE SUBMITTING SAVIOR: “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” Luke 22:42 Ÿ John 4:34 “My food,” said Jesus, “is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

Night With Ebon Pinion – “Let Thy will be done”



Sermon in Song prepared by Paul Brown (1929-2017)

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