196. Ah, Holy Jesus, How Hast Thou Offended

1 Ah, holy Jesus, how hast thou offended,
that we 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 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
Translator: Robert Seymour Bridges (1844-1930)
Author: Johann H. Heermann (1585-1647)
Publication Date: 1998
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Scripture: Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12; Zechariah 12:10 - 13:1; John 10:11-18
Topic: Holy Week (Good Friday)
Copyright: Tr. © Oxford University Press
Tune Information
Name: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Composer: Johann Cruger (1598-1662)
Adapter: Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Meter: 11 11 11 5
Key: g minor



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