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Here Hangs a Man Discarded

Here hangs a man discarded,
a scarecrow hoisted high,
a nonsense pointing nowhere
to all who hurry by.

Can such a clown of sorrows
still bring a useful word
when faith and hope seem phantoms
and every hope absurd?

Yet here is help and comfort
for lives by comfort bound,
when drums of dazzling progress
give strangely hollow sound:

Life, emptied of all meaning,
drained out in bleak distress,
can share in broken silence
our deepest emptiness;

And love that freely entered
the pit of life's despair,
can name our hidden darkness
and suffer with us there.

Christ, in our darkness risen,
help all who long for light
to hold the hand of promise,
till faith receives its sight.

Brian Wren
Words © 1975, rev. 1995 Hope Publishing Company

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Product Code: 1884, 8524

Collections: Faith Renewed - Wren|Garden of Joy - Damon|Piece Together Praise - Wren

Scriptural Reference: Mark 15:34

Theme: Good Friday, Holy Week, Lent/Holy Week

Author(s): Wren, Brian (More Hymns | Biography)

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