210. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how have thou offended,
that mortal judgment hath on thee descended?
By foes derided, by the world rejected,
O most afflicted!

2 Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone thee!
'Twas I, Lord Jesus, I it was denied thee;
I crucified thee.

3 For me, kind Jesus, was thy incarnation,
thy mortal sorrow, and thy life's oblation;
thy death of anguish and thy bitter passion,
for my salvation.

4 Therefore, dear Jesus, since I cannot pay thee,
I do adore thee, and will ever pray thee,
think on thy pity and thy love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Text Information
First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended
Title: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Translator: Robert Bridges (1899, alt.)
Meter: 11 11 11.5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1995
Topic: God Known in Jesus Christ: Suffering and Death; Christian Year: Lent; Christian Year: Holy Week (6 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11 11 11.5
Key: f minor

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