He was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities.
And to bring us his peace he was punished,
and by his wounds we are healed.

The Lord made his life an offering,
for the sins of transgressors he died.
He took our pain and bore our suffering,
by his blood we can be justified.

He was despisèd, he was rejected,
a man of suffering and acquainted with pain.
He was despisèd, he was rejected,
and we held him in low esteem.

All we like sheep have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid upon him
the iniquity of us all.

He was despisèd...

(optional descant) 'O my Lord, why have you forsaken me?' 'It is finished. Amen.'

Words: adapted from Isaiah 53, ©Stephen Burtonwood/admin The Jubilate Group