The Wonderful Names of our Wonderful Lord by Hurlburt and Horton
The Christian Library
A Man of Sorrows
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
He who was the source of all joy, the giver of all peace, He before whom angels and archangels bow in adoration, is also called a "Man of Sorrows." Grief broke his Heart, crushed out His Life. Shall we through disobedience, rebellion, or lack of love or service, or worship, add to the sorrows which He bore, or shall we murmur if we, too, shall be permitted to partake of His sorrows, or to share His grief? He sorrowed all alone, save perhaps as angels ministered to Him in Gethsemane's deep shadow. But He shares thy grief, He carried all thy sorrow and comforts those who trust in Him. Shall we not worship and adore the Man of Sorrows?