337. 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 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 thine 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
Meter: 11.11.11.5.
Language: English
Publication Date: 2018
Scripture:
Topic: Christ: Passion and Atoning Death of; Christ: As Shepherd; Christ: As Substitute (4 more...)
Source: Yattendon Hymnal, 1899
Tune Information
Name: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11.11.11.5.
Key: g minor



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