Author of the Lyrics
The author of the elevating
words of the "Man of Sorrows" lyrics, Frederic Henry Hedge (December 12, 1805-August 21, 1890),
was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States and
achieved fame as a Priest, author, rector, theologian and hymn writer.
Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the
music that accompanies the
words of "Man of Sorrows", David Georg Corner (1585-January 9, 1648),
was born in Hirschberg, Silesia and
became famous as a Priest, author, theologian, musician and composer.
Information about the
Title of Hymn: Man of Sorrows
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Frederic Henry Hedge (December 12, 1805
to August 21, 1890)
Nationality of Author:
Translator of the Hymn
lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English
Name of Composer of Music: David Georg Corner (1585 to
January 9, 1648)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: ""It is finished!" Man of sorrows! From Thy cross our frailty borrows"
First Publication Date:
Man of Sorrows Lyrics
"It is finished!" Man of sorrows!
From Thy cross our frailty borrows
Strength to bear and conquer thus.
While extended there, we view Thee:
Mighty Suff'rer, draw us to Thee,
Not in vain for us uplifted:
Man of Sorrows, wonder gifted
May that sacred emblem be.
Lifted high amid the ages:
Guide of heroes, saints, and sages,
May it guide us still to Thee.
Still to Thee, whose love unbounded
Sorrow's depth's for us has sounded,
Perfected by conflicts sore.
Honored be Thy cross forever:
Star, that points our high endeavor,
Whither Thou hast gone before!