By His Wounds

By His Wounds

One of the songs that we will be singing in the upcoming season of Lent is “By His Wounds” by Mac Powell of the band Third Day.  I classify this song a scripture song because it basically takes a passage of scripture and puts it to music without any additional fluff.

By His Wounds is based on Isaiah 53:5:

He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

What I really like about this type of song is that it doesn’t get too wordy in expressing a vital truth.   Sometimes less is more and sometimes keeping it simple can be effective and worshipful – at least to me.

You can listen to the song here:

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible, New International Version, Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society.  Used by permission of International Bible Society