Monday – music

Posted by occwebsite
11th Apr 2022

Brian Doerksen | Scars On His Hands

I first heard this song sung by Brian Doerksen at a small worship gathering.

It was his first new original song in several years, and it restarted my songwriting engine.

It’s written in the vein of the ‘spirituals’ and is about this profound realization that the King we serve and love is not like the kings of the earth.

  • This King has scars on his hands…
  • This King has suffered so he doesn’t recoil from our expressions of grief.
  • This King knelt down and was not only a servant, but a slave; a servant who has no option to leave…

That’s what it says in the great Christ Hymn in Philippians 2!