MY LORD WAS CRUCIFIED
“…Also our Lord was crucified” (Rev. 11:8)
INTRO.: A hymn which encourages us to remember that our Lord Jesus Christ was crucified for us is “My Lord Was Crucified.” The text was written and the tune was composed both by Wayne Steven Walker (b. 1954). The song was copyrighted in 2017.
It reminds us of the crucifixion of the Savior and relates it to the Lord’s supper.
I. Stanza 1 tells why Jesus died
My Lord was crucified
In pain and agony;
Upon the cross He bled and died
To set my spirit free.
- Jesus was crucified in pain and agony: Matt. 27:35-44
- On that cross He bled and died: Jn. 19:25-30
- He did all this to set our spirits free from sin and death: Rom. 8:1-2
II. Stanza 2 tells how Jesus died
A cruel, thorny crown
Was placed upon His head;
The blood and water mingled down
As there His life was shed.
- To mock Him, the soldiers placed a cruel, thorny crown on His head: Mk. 15:16-20
- Then, as He hung on the cross, blood and water came forth: Jn. 19:31-34
- There His life was shed as He laid it down for us: 1 Jn. 3:16
III. Stanza 3 tells where Jesus died
To Calvary in shame
The blessed Savior trod,
And He was put to death whose name
Was called the Son of God.
1. Calvary is the Latin name for Golgotha where Jesus was crucified: Lk. 23:33
2. Jesus trod that road bearing His own cross at least part of the way: Jn. 19:17
3. There the Son of God was put to death: 1 Pet. 3:18
IV. Stanza 4 tells what we do to help us remember that Jesus died
We eat this holy bread
And drink the sacred cup
Of Him who for our sins was dead
But now has been raised up.
- The holy bread represents His body: Matt. 26:28
- The sacred cup or fruit of the vine represents His blood: Matt. 26:27-29
- We eat the bread and drink the cup to proclaim His death till He comes: 1 Cor. 11:26
CONCL.: It is my experience that most congregations have a relatively small number of communion hymns which they sing over and over and over and over again. Of course, there is nothing necessarily wrong with that. Most hymn books have just a limited selection of songs suitable for the Lord’s supper to begin with, and we have a tendency to use only a low percentage of them anyway. Therefore, I am always casting about for different communion hymns, either new or perhaps older but relatively unknown. It is in this vein that I offer “My Lord Was Crucified.”