Kathleen Ferrier er solist med London Philharmonic Orchestra, dirigent er Sir Adrian Boult.
Teksten er hentet fra profeten Esaias, 53,3 og 50,6, etter King James-oversettelsen av 1611.
He was despised and rejected of men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with
He gave his back to the smiters, and His cheeks to them that plucked off
the hair: He hid not His face from shame and spitting.