'Tis the season.
Blessed Is the Blood Now Bled
Blessed is the blood now bled
from down the thorn-encircled head,
from out the spear-intruded side,
upon the cross where Christ has died.
Blessed is the holy Name
that lives from age to age the same,
that bled upon the unjust cross
and drew just blessing from the loss.
Blessed are the tears of grace
that flow down from Our Lord's own face
from health of mind and depth of heart
that never shirks the servant's part.
Blessed is the open tomb
which angels herald as the womb
from whence the Lord of life speeds true
to make our weary hearts as new.