14. Ah, Holy Jesus

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how has 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, Jesus, I it was denied Thee:
I crucified Thee.

3 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,
God intercedeth.

4 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.

5 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
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Translator: Robert S. Bridges (1899)
Meter: 11 11.11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1997
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Jesus: Death
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11 11.11 5
Key: G Minor

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