|Text:||Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended|
|Tune:||ECCE JAM NOCTIS|
Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
That man to judge thee hath in hate pretended?
By foes derided, by thine own rejected,
O most afflicted.
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.
Lo, the good Shepherd for the sheep is offered;
The slave hath sinned, and the Son hath suffered;
For man's atonement, while he nothing heedeth,
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.
Therefore, kind 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.
|First Line:||Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended|
|Translator:||Robert Bridges (1899)|
|Author:||Johann Heermann (c. 1630)|
|Name:||ECCE JAM NOCTIS|
|Source:||Sarum Plainsong, Mode IV|
|Ah, Holy Jesus||Ah, Holy Jesus||AH HOLY JESUS, HOW HAVE YOU OFFENDED (Gray Psalter Hymnal 386)|
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