Wounded for me wounded for me
There on the cross He was wounded for me
Gone my transgressions and now I am free
All because Jesus was wounded for me
Perhaps this is why devotion to Christ’s wounds has traditionally been such a comfort and consolation. Rather than cringing at them, we ought to cling to the wounds of Christ. As well puts it, Within Thy wounds hide me.
Wounded for me bruised for my peace
Surely He carried our grief
Poured out for us broken for love
All of our sin laid on Him
(Was laid on Him)
We are wounded by God because in being touched by Him we have been opened to a whole new way of living and seeing the world. Opened in this way we respond by going out of ourselves, offering ourselves up. As St. John of the Cross puts it “…after wounding me;/ I went out calling you, but you were gone.” These wounds then are wounds of love, of openness to the Other.