285. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that someto judge thee have 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 our atonement; while we nothing heeded,
God interceded.

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, How Hast Thou Offended
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Translator: Robert Bridges (1899, alt.)
Meter: 11 11.11 5
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Scripture:
Topic: Jesus Christ: Passion and Cross
Source: Herzliebster Jesu
Tune Information
Name: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11 11.11 5
Key: g minor



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