330. Ah, Holy Jesus

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that mortal judgment hath on thee descended?
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 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.

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
Author: Johann Heermann
Translator: Robert Bridges
Publication Date: 2020
Scripture: ; ; ; ;
Topic: Atonement; Confession of Sin; Grace (1 more...)
Source: “Herzliebster Jesu,” Devoti Musica Cordis, 1630; trans. Robert Bridges (England), Yattendon Hymnal, 1899, alt.
Tune Information
Composer: Johann Crüger
Key: g minor
Source: Neues vollkömliches Gesangbuch, Vol. II, 1640
Notes: Chord symbols represent a simplified harmony.

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