Author: J. F. Ohl; Johann Heermann Hymnal: American Lutheran Hymnal #413 (1930) Meter: Irregular Hymnal Title: American Lutheran Hymnal First Line: Ah, dearest Jesus how hast Thou offended Lyrics: 1 Ah, dearest Jesus, how hast Thou offended,
That such fell judgment hath on Thee descended?
What deeds of evil bring Thee tribulation
2 They have chastised Thee, thorns the crown Thou wearest,
Thy face is smitten, cruel taunts Thou bearest,
Gall Thou art given, on the cross in anguish
Thou, Lord, dost languish.
3 Whence come these sorrows? Why art Thou afflicted?
For me, a sinner, art Thou, Lord, convicted;
All Thou endurest, while as victim offered,
I should have suffered.
4 O love unfathomed, that for my salvation
Thou, Lord, dost suffer such humiliation!
While as a worldling I loved mirth and gladness,
Thine is the sadness.
5 For Thy compassion, Hope of every nation,
What can I bring Thee as a meet oblation?
My best endeavors weak returns but render
For love so tender.
6 But when in heaven, at Thy throne of glory,
With saints united, I shall tell the story
Of love unbounded, and in adoration
Laud Thy salvation. Topics: The Church Year Passion Languages: English Tune Title: SUFFERING SAVIOR
Ah, Dearest Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended