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 undone you.
'Twas I, Lord 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, dear 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.
|First Line:||Ah, holy Jesus, how have you offended|
|Title:||Ah, Holy Jesus|
|Translator:||Robert Bridges, 1844-1930|
|Author:||Johann Heermann, 1585-1647|
|Scripture:||John 5:16-17; Matthew 26:70-75; 1 Peter 2:4-7; John 1:11-14; Isaiah 53:3-4; Hebrews 6:6; Mark 15:20; Ezra 9:13; Galatians 2:20; Matthew 27:39-43; John 19:37; Matthew 27:21-23|
|Composer:||Johann Crüger, 1598-1662|