Old Testament | Zech 12:8-10,13:1 (with Nick Locke)


June 13th, 2023

10 mins 45 secs

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About this Episode

Opening Song:
Man of Sorrows by Drew and Ellie Holcomb

Lord You’re weeping with me help me to believe
That when my heart is heavy as a stone
You say I’m not alone

Man of sorrows what a name
Bore our suffering bore all of our pain
Man of sorrows broken sinners to reclaim
Overcame the darkness and walked out of the grave
(Overcame my darkness
When You walked out of the grave)

Lord You’re aching with me help me to believe
That when my soul is lost in the storm
You’re acquainted with my grief

He was pierced for our transgressions
He was crushed for all our sins
And the punishment that brought us peace
Was laid on Him
He was stricken and afflicted
But God’s mercy would reveal
What His suffering would bring us
By His wounds we’re healed

8 On that day the Lord will protect the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them on that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the angel of the Lord, going before them. 9 And on that day I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem.

Him Whom They Have Pierced
10 “And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and pleas for mercy, so that, when they look on me, on him whom they have pierced, they shall mourn for him, as one mourns for an only child, and weep bitterly over him, as one weeps over a firstborn.

On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

(Zech 12:8-10,13:1 ESV)

Musical Reflection:
O Sacred Head Now Wounded by Hans Leo Hassler

Reflection Notes:
This tune by Hassler is most famously set with the text “O Sacred, Now Wounded;” the most common harmonization was popularized by J.S. Bach in his St. Matthew Passion. It conveys the pathos of Christ’s death with deep sincerity.

Father, what we know not, teach us; what we have not, give us; what we are not, make us; for the sake of your Son our Savior. Amen.
-Old Anglican Prayer