193. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

1 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!

2 Who was the guilty? Who brought this upon Thee?
Alas, my treason, Jesus, hath undone Thee!
'Twas I, Lord Jesu, 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, 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.


Text Information
First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how hast Thou offended
Title: Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended
Author: Johann Heermann, 1585-1647
Translator: Robert S. Bridges, 1844-1930
Language: English
Publication Date: 2007
Topic: Jesus Christ; Lent; Redemption (1 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger, 1598-1662
Key: f minor

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