218. Ah, Holy Jesus

1 Ah, holy Jesus,
how have you offended,
that mortal judgment
has on you descended?
By foes derided,
by your own rejected,
O most afflicted!

2 Who was the guilty?
Who brought this upon you?
It is my treason,
Lord, that has slain you.
And I, dear Jesus,
I it was denied you;
I crucified you.

3 For me, kind Jesus,
was your incarnation,
your mortal sorrow,
and your life's oblation,
Your death of anguish
and your bitter passion,
for my salvation.

4 Therefore, kind Jesus,
since I cannot pay you,
I do adore you
and will ever pray you,
Think on your pity
and your love unswerving,
not my deserving.

Text Information
First Line: Ah, holy Jesus, how have you offended
Title: Ah, Holy Jesus
Author: Johann Heermann (1630)
Paraphraser: Robert Bridges (1899, alt.)
Publication Date: 1995
Meter: 11.11.11.5.
Scripture: John 18:15-17; John 1:11; Isaiah 53:3-5
Topic: Confession of Sin; Good Friday; Holy Week (6 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: HERZLIEBSTER JESU
Composer: Johann Crüger (1640)
Meter: 11.11.11.5.
Key: A♭ Major



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