I wrote this tune for a text by my friend David Landegent: “Sufferings of Jesus” is based on 2 Cor. 1:3-11. He wrote it with the tune ASSURANCE (Blessed Assurance) in mind, but I felt that tune was too sprightly to encompass the themes of suffering and consolation found in his text.

This is an orphan tune, waiting to be adopted by a text to call its own. If you write lyrics for this melody or pair it with an existing text, please report its use to CCLI or OneLicense and let me know how you’ve used it.

music by Greg Scheer
text: “Sufferings of Jesus” by David Landegent
      or “Blessed Assurance” by Fanny Crosby
meter: with refrain
copyright 2009
CCLI #7198338
OneLicense #229959