“Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” was originally written by Thomas Kelly in 1804 from a passage in Isaiah 53. Kelly wrote over 750 hymns in his day…no small contribution! He set out to be a lawyer but quickly felt a pull towards vocational ministry and started at an Anglican priest.
Our version has the language modernized a touch, and uses part of a verse as a bridge format to provide some variation in the road-map.
The song is very fitting for communion times in a Sunday service, and the depth and weight lend it to being used in Good Friday type services. A PCO chord chart is available here for download. You can buy “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted” from the album “Hopefully Broken” on iTunes.
Kevin DeYoung has a helpful write-up on the author as well found here. Let us know if you use this in your worship gathering!