Hallelujah! What a Savior!


After making my coffee and finding a quiet place in the house (no small feat with little ones and a dog running around) I often sing songs from my hymnal as part of my morning Bible reading and prayer routine. Today I was struck by the beauty and simplicity of this classic by Philip Bliss, “Hallelujah! What a Savior!” If possible, maybe you can find a quiet place in which to read the words (or sing, if you’re so inclined) as a prayer to God.

“Man of Sorrows!” what a name
For the Son of God, who came
Ruined sinners to reclaim.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Bearing shame and scoffing rude,
In my place condemned He stood;
Sealed my pardon with His blood.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Guilty, vile, and helpless we;
Spotless Lamb of God was He;
“Full atonement!” can it be?
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

Lifted up was He to die;
“It is finished!” was His cry;
Now in Heav’n exalted high.
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

When He comes, our glorious King,
All His ransomed home to bring,
Then anew His song we’ll sing:
Hallelujah! What a Savior!

About the author

Chris Castaldo (PhD, London School of Theology) is the lead pastor at New Covenant Church in Naperville, Illinois. He is the author of Talking with Catholics about the Gospel and coauthor of The Unfinished Reformation.